Sunday, 25 March 2012

Coloured pasta

Today Bean enjoyed exploring coloured pasta, the colour just makes it a bit more interesting than plan pasta.  However as Bean gets older it will become a fun way to explore and learn colours.

This activity started when I decided to experiment with dying pasta.  I put a few handfuls of pasta into a small ziplock bag (available at pound shops).  I then added a tsp of food colouring to the bag and shook the bag and moved the pasta around until it was completely covered.  The pasta was then left in the bag overnight to dry.

Bean spent a long time exploring the pasta with the small toys I put in with the pasta.  Any little holes had pasta put in them.  After putting my camera away Bean spent a long time moving the pasta individually around the room - mainly onto the tv unit.

 The pasta can be used again and again as Bean grows older.  I currently have them stored in seperate tubs so as I make more colours I will be able to mix different colours.

1 comment:

  1. I love the colours - also recognise some of the toys in the tub.......she looks so engrossed - bless her. xx