I'm sure there are a few of you who would really not like the feeling of cold spaghetti. Well, kids love it, especially babies. I couldn't resist giving some coloured spaghetti a go and it turned out really well.
This is a sensory activity and is great for developing sensory awareness and fine motor control.
Thoroughly cook some long spaghetti.
It's important to have the spaghetti somewhat over-cooked
Once the spaghetti is drained running it under some cold water to ensure it doesn't become a
huge clump of pasta. Set the spaghetti aside to dry out.
Add two or three drops of food colouring.
I suggest you don't add any more as it may stain little fingers.
Much like our rice colouring, shake the bag of pasta until it is stained.
It is unlikely to stain evenly but this adds to the interest.
Once you have stained your spaghetti, set it aside for an hour or two to dry out.
You may need to break it apart a few times within that drying period.
Lay out a towel and allow your little one to play!
Possum LOVES playing with cold spaghetti.
She was laughing and giggling the whole time!
She was also enjoying eating the spaghetti too.
Rubbing the pasta between her hands was an interesting sensation for her.
She also found it between her toes.
I hope you have an opportunity to make some coloured spaghetti.
Of course it doesn't have to be coloured.
Love to hear your ideas.