Thursday, 21 July 2011

Messy Play: Spaghetti

We have been using spaghetti  in our craft activities this week.  Yesterday I tried making Rainbow spaghetti after I saw a great post on the Imagination Tree.  Unfortunately it didn't turn out quite as well as theirs.  My spaghetti didn't go as bright and once mixed together, it all went the same orangey colour and stained our hands.  Maybe I will try draining it and leaving it to dry a bit longer next time.

The kids enjoyed playing with it nethertheless and got stuck in feeling the squidgey, slippery texture.

Today we did some spaghetti painting.  I filled some old takeaway tubs with long cooked spaghetti and mixed each one with a big blob of paint.  Then the children put it onto their card and carefully removed it leaving curly patterns behind.  As with all toddlers, they got carried away with slapping it on and got lovely and messy! In the end the colours all got mixed together and looked like "chocolate noodles"! Don't you just love the things children come out with?


Michelle on 28 July 2011 at 08:09 said...

Did you use Asda natural food colouring by any chance? It never works in play dough and even in icing I have found the colours to be really pale/wishy washy. The Supercook brand that Tesco sell is far better for things like this.

Aimie said...

How did you guess Michelle? It's rubbish isn't it? Won't be buying it again :-(

Michelle on 3 August 2011 at 19:41 said...

I complained about it on my childminding Facebook page. Someone suggested buying paste, apparently it is better.

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