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We had some leftover dyed pasta from our recent Rainbow Pasta Christmas Tree Craft and decided to put them to good use for another fun threading project! This Rainbow Pasta Threading Activity is a great way to teach young kids or preschoolers colors. It’s also a fun learning activity to strengthen those fine motor skills.
Plus, it looks gorgeous when done as an art project! You’ll love our easy one-step trick to dying vibrant pasta and hanging this finished rainbow as colorful art!
RAINBOW PASTA THREADING ACTIVITY – MATERIALS:
- Liquid watercolors
- Ribbon (you can also use yarn, or pipe colors) in rainbow colors
- Hot Glue
- Paper (we used large watercolor paper as it’s nice and thick)
Step 1. Dye your pasta. Use liquid watercolors to achieve this one step approach to dying vibrant pasta. See the video and instructions in our Rainbow Pasta Tree on the how-to.
Step 2. Once you have pasta in rainbow colors, arrange them on a large piece of paper. We used large watercolor paper because it’s nice and thick.
Step 3. Glue your pasta pieces once you have formed your rainbow pattern.
Step 4. Give your child ribbon (yarn or pipe cleaners work too) and ask them to thread through the the same color pasta as the ribbon. Talk about the colors and help the thread through the pasta as needed.
What a gorgeous piece of art when complete! You can easily unthread and have the kids practice threading over and again.
Watch our step by step video below to see how we made this and how we dyed our pasta:
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