We’re upping our sensory bin game around here with a little bit of dyed cooked pasta this time! Pasta is a great base for a sensory bin and we made a Halloween themed bin with green spaghetti as the base! It is so easy to dye the pasta and here’s how!
All you have to do is:
- cook the pasta, drain and rinse under cold water until cooled off
- add a splash of cooking oil (your choice of kind) to making it extra slimy!
- add several drops of food coloring and mix until it’s evenly dyed!
Add fake eyeballs for spaghetti and eyeballs! I added some other Halloween items for extra spooky fun- plastic spider rings and fake snakes! Carter loved mixing it all together and pulling out each of the items. I found these at my local grocery store but I’m sure you could find similar items at the dollar store, target, wal-mart, craft store etc!
After he was bored with the green I let him help me dye the other half of the cooked pasta. We decided on orange (it is a Halloween theme after all!) and I let him mix the oil and colors into the pasta. Then we mixed the two colors together for a monster mash of spaghetti!
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