This is a colourful, slippery sensory experience that your little ones will love! It’s taste safe and so can be enjoyed by your little one once they are weaning, however you may just prefer to keep the spaghetti plain for very little ones. Rainbow spaghetti can be played with in lots of different ways but for my little one I decided to create a sensory bin and put him in it so he could really explore with his hands and his feet!
To make the rainbow spaghetti follow my simple set up below!
You will need:
· White spaghetti
· Zip lock bags (click to buy here)
· Gel Food Colouring (click to buy here)
What to do:
1. Cook the spaghetti as per usual cooking guidelines. I take it off just before I usually would if I was cooking it to eat so that it doesn’t go mushy when they play with it. Rinse the spaghetti with cool water once it is cooked.
2. Allow the spaghetti to cool and then separate into separate zip lock bags.
3. Add drops of gel food colouring (the more you add the more vibrant the colour will be, although you will get some colour transfer onto skin).
4. Seal the bag, then shake, mix and infuse the food colouring gel into the spaghetti.
5. Once all your spaghetti is covered remove from the ziplock bag, allow to dry for an hour or so and play!
Some food colouring will transfer to your little one’s skin, but after my little one has played I pop him straight in the bath and it comes off with baby soap. You can store your spaghetti in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days to reuse and play again!
Set this up as a sensory bag experience for tummy time, simply put the spaghetti into a bag, tape to the floor and let your little one explore!
They can use the rainbow spaghetti in role play scenarios or use tweezers to sort and separate.
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