Sunday, December 11, 2011

How to Dye Pasta Chef Kramer's Way!

Warning: This is not the standard way of dying pasta but I like rich, bright colors. I do all of this in a ziplock bag because the mess can be overwhelming. Obviously you make separate batches for each color. You can mix colors if you like lime green, purple, etc. The trick is adding enough food coloring to make the pasta intense and leaving it to soak for a few hours to get vibrant colors. After you add the alcohol, pasta, and dye be sure to mix it around, lay it out and when you like the color spread it out on newspaper to dry thoroughly. It's easy. Do not do this on your granite counters or you will stain them. Use gloves if you do not like having green or red hands!
If you have a little doodle at home you can let them help. Kids love doing this. 


Karen said...

Thank you so much!

Jennifer said...

I have not ventured to do this yet! (I sigh as I say that because I know I should!) Thanks for sharing your super easy directions!

Empowering Little Learners!

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Miss Benson said...

I have always wanted to know how to do this! Thanks!

platboy said...

You are a mind reader! (Add that to your list of super powers!)

Thank you, Chef Kramer :-)

Alessia Albanese said...

I do it this way too, Fran! Works the best, that's for sure!

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

msdora162 said...

thank you for this. I used it and the kids made their parents frames also. I was wondering if you will have the mentor packet and any winter, snow or penguin packets up soon. I want to get them ready during our winter break. Bless you for all the wonderful work you do. My students have benefitted from the dotted emergent readers and all your ideas.