Posts Tagged ‘dyed pasta’
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is all about indulgince. So you know those sweets you’re going to give up for Lent? This is your day to get it all in before the fasting season (which starts tomorrow, Ash Wednesday). Typically you think of wild parties in New Orleans but around here, the kids are getting in on some of the fun.
Mardi Gras Masks
Mardi Gras Beads
Forget the store bought kind, we’re making our own! Using the pasta that we dyed purple, green and gold yesterday and some simple twine, the kids get to string their own beads. Visit my tutorial for instructions on how to Dye your own pasta.
This is the first year I’m going to make a King Cake. They look like so much fun and the kids loved that we made our own colored sugars to put on top!
Photo and Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home
Today we dyed pasta to string on neclaces…we are making Mardi Gras beads! It is easy to do but you need a full 24 hours for the pasta to be ready for use.
What you need:
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Food Coloring
- Glass Jars
- Pour pasta into the glass jars leaving enough room for the pasta to move around.
- Add in food coloring (I let the kids do this part so they added quite a bit)
- Pour in a tablespoon or two of rubbing alcohol-enough to cover the bottom of the jar
- cover tightly with lids
- shake jars until pasta is completely covered
- Leave the jars closed for several hours (we left ours for about 8 hours) making sure to shake them every so often to keep the pasta evenly coated.
- Pour the pasta out onto paper towels and let dry over night
I am so excited that we tried this and that it was so easy! I see endless crafting possibilities in our future
***WORD OF CAUTION: The smell of the Alcohol when the pasta was spread out onto the towels is VERY strong. I had all of the kitchen windows open and ended up taking them outside for about an hour and then switch the alcohol soaked paper towels for dry ones when I brought them back in.