My favorite part about this craft is each child’s personality and taste really shine through!
Now I have nothing against macaroni necklaces, but there are so many other super awesome crafts to explore in the world of pasta! Case in point: lasagna noodles as stained glass masterpieces. It would be great to do a huge batch of dyed pasta ahead of time just to have on hand for crafts like these. My favorite part about this craft is each child’s personality and taste really shine through!
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Flat pasta lasagna noodles
Liquid water colors
Clear contact paper
Dying the Pasta:
Recipe ratio: 1/2 tsp rubbing alcohol, generous squeeze of coloring, 2 flat lasagna noodles, broken into chunks.
Stand up ziplock bag in a tupperware container (this makes it easier to mix all ingredients).
Add rubbing alcohol, coloring, and pasta, and knead the food coloring around so it covers the pieces evenly.
Let sit for 15 minutes in the bag, then lay out on a paper towel to completely dry for 2-3 hours.
Once pasta is dyed and dried, cut out matching pieces of contact paper.
Remove backing from one piece of contact paper, and tape to counter or working surface, **sticky side up.**
Have your child place the pieces of colored pasta on the contact paper, leaving gaps in between pieces.
Remove backing from second piece of paper, and gently place on top of the finished product, making sure to seal the gaps with your fingertips.
Have you child fill in the spaces with a sharpie marker for the finishing “stained glass” look.