What’s more American than macaroni? This macaroni does not have cheese because we are leaving it uncooked and turning it into a couple of fun activities for your young children. Join me for the fun!
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What you’ll need:
- Long tube-like noodles any sizes
- Food color (red and blue)
- Plastic bags
- String or yarn
- Scotch Tape
Place 1-2 T. of water in a plastic bag. Fill with the desired amount of noodles. You can use any shape or size that can be laced onto a string. Drop 10-20 drips of red food color into the bag. Seal and shake. Continue to shake and massage the bags until the noodles are covered with color. Add more color if desired. Repeat with blue food color.
Shake the noodles onto wax paper to dry. This may take up to an hour, so have a snack with the kids or turn a hair dryer on and blow the noodles dry.
Place a small piece of tape on the end of a yarn or string to aide in lacing. Children will enjoy making patterns with the plain noodles and the red and blue ones. Wear your red, white and blue jewelry with pride!
What you’ll need:
- Purchased wood star jewelry box
- Red/White/Blue washable paint
- Colored Macaroni
- Stickers (opt)
Pre-paint the wood star box using red, white, or blue paint or a combination. Be creative. When it is dry, glue the colored macaroni on to further decorate the box. Star stickers can be added for extra pizzazz. Store your macaroni jewelry in the box.
Happy July 4th!
*This activity aired on Arizona Midday on June 26th, 2012. Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or comments for Sharen regarding this activity. Miss the show? View this activity on Arizona Midday’s website here!