Coloured Spaghetti

spagetti coloured - CopyThis activity takes a little while to prepare, but it’s really good for sensory play and the kids will love the way it feels.

What you need:

  • Food colouring
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 packet spaghetti
  • A container for each colour you will be using (four is a good amount)

Divide the uncooked spaghetti evenly among four. Cook the spaghetti as per the packet instructions, adding a few drops of food colouring to the boiling water as it cooks. Drain the spaghetti when it’s cooked and add a little cooking oil to the coloured spaghetti, this will stop it sticking together. Repeat the process for each colour.

Once the spaghetti is cool it’s ready to play! Kids can make shapes and faces out of the spaghetti or just explore the way it feels in their hands.