DIY Colored Noodles for Sensory Play

I am always trying to find some new ways to keep the two year old busy.  With having a new baby in house it has been hard for him to not have all my attention like it used to be.   Plus with it to cold outside to play I need to get creative inside to keep those cute little hands out of trouble.    We still play with our DIY colored rice quite often but I thought I should mix it up now and make some DIY Colored Noodles.

colored noodles

I had a few boxes of noodles in my food storage room that were expired and they were those 3 minute cooking noodles.  Which I didn’t like so without having to waste them I decided to make a  learning tool and another way for us to have some fun.

Right now I have been trying yo teach him his colors and counting.   Why not have a fun way to incorporate learning and have some fun all at the same time!  Along with the many colors I choose noodles with different sizes.   Making it a little more fun, Plus its what I had in hand.


These DIY Colored Noodles were so easy to make.   Less then ten minutes.   Plus the little one had fun shacking the bags. I love the pretty rainbow look, its a shame it won’t stay like this!


DIY Colored Noodles for Sensory Play
  • 3 cups noodles, uncooked
  • 2 tsp rubbing alcohol
  • ½ tsp food coloring, or more depending on how bright you want your color to be
  • ziploc bag
  • cookie sheet
  1. In a small mixing bowl combine rubbing alcohol and food coloring and stir. In a Ziploc bag add noodles. Pour mixture on top, and shake bag until well coated. Lay out on cookie sheet for about an hour or until dried.



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