Pari must have been an Italian in another birth!
For, she loves Pasta to bits. And she likes them in different shapes. Hence, when we go grocery shopping, she will never come back home without a packet of Pasta. We normally buy our Pasta from Fab India, for they make it with organic whole wheat. So, I am assured that what she eats often is not unhealthy.
But, this proactive pasta shopping sometimes leads to some Pasta not being used until its expired. I was overcome with guilt recently when I found almost half a packet of Pasta gone past its expiry date.
But, I could not have dumped it.
When I asked Pari to make something out of it, she suggested making a necklace.
Was it her original idea or she picked it from somewhere, I don't know. But, it sure sounded fun to me!
And, it did turn out to be a 200% fun-filled adventure for her.
A creative activity that kept her busy for a good 2 hours or so!
She would not rest until she had finished colouring the last piece of Pasta in the packet.
There is another method of dyeing the Pasta…
And, that's by adding some rubbing alcohol (or vinegar) and few drops of food colour to a zipouch bag of pasta and shaking it around gently so that it soaks the colour. This arty mommy daughter duo at The Artful Parent, followed this process.
But, since we did not plan it beforehand, painting each Pasta with poster colour worked for Pari.
And then, since she anyways adores the process of painting with brush, it gave her immense satisfaction, I think, than the soaking process would have provided…
Some colourful photography opportunities for me – right at home! ;)
Time to String…
And, we went around the house, looking for a somewhat thick string that would pass through the tubular pasta easily.
And – Voila!
A Pasta necklace sans the seasonings!
But, surely with a touch of boho-chic!
I don't have any more Pasta left that's gone past the expiry date.
But, if ever there will be, I plan to make a Pasta Flower Bouquet out of it!
Do you have any other ideas for Pasta craft? I would love to hear your ideas…
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