Summer will be here before you know it, and the kids will be out of school. Don’t get caught without having a few fun activities planned for your children while their out for school, or all of you might just go crazy. It’s important for the kids and us as adults to have some type of activities planned. The kids need to put their thinking caps on now and again and get out from in front of that TV or video game. Crafts are a great way to have fun with the kids, allow them to use their brains, have loads of fun, and its great bonding time. I personally love teaching my children how to do something, and it’s even better when they make me a necklace out of the deal.
The last time we did colored noodles I ended up with a necklace from two of the kids. Which I still have to this day, I hold them very close to my heart. I love fun crafts, they are so fun to look back at and remember the day that you made something. Get crafty and have fun with your colored noodles too, I’ve made picture frames, necklaces, collages and more fun stuff. My 8-year-old made a noodles town of some kind last year, lol.
Do you want to know how to make colored noodles? If so keep on reading, and I will share with you how to make colored noodles. Keep in mind this is the non-edible version, stay tuned and I will share with you how to make colored noodles you can eat.
- First you’re going to need to decide what type of noodles you’re going to use, and what you’re going to be crafting up. We always have so much fun making noodle necklaces. There’s so many different fun shapes of noodles you can have a lot of fun with it. You can also use it to make picture frames or fun collages.
- Now, it starts to get fun. Pick out which colors you are going to use for your colored noodles. You’re also going to need baggies or a bowl. I recommend baggies, they are less messy and easier to work with.
- Put your noodles in the baggies or bowls. You have to use a separate baggies or bowl for each color you’re planning to use.
- Now pour rubbing alcohol into the bag or bowl. You only need enough to cover the noodles, there shouldn’t be a puddle at the bottom of the bag or bowl. If there is you can dumb the extra rubbing alcohol out.
- Add your choice of food coloring to each individual bag or bowl of noodles. When adding the food coloring you’re going to want to apply a generous amount into each container of soon to be colorful noodles.
- After you’ve placed the food coloring into each container, move it to the side and let them sit until you have the color you’re happy with.
- Once the noodles are the desired color you can remove them from the baggies or bowls and lay them out on a cookie sheet with paper towels laid on top of the cookie sheet. The paper towel will soak up any extra food coloring. Allow the noodles to sit until they are completely dry. It’s normal for the noodles to take hours to
- Once you’re noodles are dry you’re ready to begin crafting.
- If you end up needing to save the noodles, be sure to keep them stored in an airtight container.
Have you ever made colored noodles? Maybe you do it a different way, or have an awesome idea! If you do and want to share, leave it in the comments. I am always looking for fun summer crafts to do with my kids.