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Rainbow Pasta Fun

I recently did a sensory table my kids were crazy about. I used a leftover half bag of spaghetti and boiled it in small batches in food coloring and water to make a whole rainbow of pasta fun. They enjoyed it so much I just had to share on my blog as my 100th post…

Here it is after boiling before going into their sensory table.


Here it is in the sensory table on the floor. I recently got a tablecloth from a summer clearance for 20 cents! It is wipeable on the top and soft cotton on the bottom which sticks really well to the carpet and saves my living room floor. Super easy cleanup from all of our messy adventures.


The kids were thrilled during the 45 minute pasta playtime.






This made for a squishy and bright activity with many giggles and squeals! A few tips on the pasta, I boiled while trying not to waste food coloring when possible. For instance I boiled the red right before the purple so I could remove the red pasta and just reuse the red water and add some blue for purple. Also yellow and orange same thing, I added red to the yellow water. Also I sprayed just a bit of olive oil on the pasta when it was drained so the noodles wouldn’t stick to each other and the kids as much and play would be more slippery fun.


Thanks for stopping by!
Johanna 🙂


About crazyblessedlife

I'm a homeschool mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I love with being their mommy. My husband is a camp manager. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!


5 thoughts on “Rainbow Pasta Fun

  1. Great idea! I tried this this morning and it kept my VERY active two-year-old busy for an hour! My colours didn’t turn out as vivid as yours looked but he didn’t seem to mind. I had to re-sray it a few times while he was playing with it to keep from becoming sticky. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Posted by doghairanddishes | October 13, 2012, 4:10 pm
  2. Great idea. I’m trying this!

    Posted by freshgreengrace | October 17, 2012, 5:29 pm
  3. How long
    can you play with this? I work a 4 day week program, think it will be ok for the 4 days?

    Posted by Melissa | June 30, 2013, 3:10 pm


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