From crafts to sensory play and beyond — your kids will love playing with their "food."
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Still need to use up that 20-pound bag of rigatoni you stocked up on last year? These dried pasta ideas are perfect to try with your kiddos.
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Fill a bin with orzo or other small-grain pasta. Add some small toys, cups, and spoons. Sit back, and watch the magic unfold in your own sensory bin.
Make a pasta "wind chime" by running strings through various types of hollow pasta and tying the ends of each string to a paper plate. Then, hang upside down outside.
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Swish uncolored dry pasta around in a plastic baggie with a few drops of food coloring and a splash of rubbing alcohol. Let dry on a paper towel and then use the colorful noodles for crafting.
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Is there a holiday, birthday, or special occasion coming up? Let your kids use pasta to decorate homemade greeting cards.
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Write your child's name on a large piece of paper, then let them glue pasta over the top of their name to practice using their fine motor skills.