This is not some weird pasta salad I made with food coloring to hide the fact that there is nothing esle in it! It's play pasta that was easy to make. Most people probably already have everything they need to make it at home.
For each color, use 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol and 20 drops of food coloring. I used a large glass mixing cup and it did not stain. Drop in pasta and let sit until you achieve the desired color. (about 10 min) Let dry on a cookie sheet overnight. The color is really deep and will not rub off on your hands when you use it.
I had to buy rubbing alcohol and pasta because I didn't have any with holes in it and I wanted my girl to be able to string it. I also bought a package of shoelaces because the dipped ends make it easy to pass through the pasta holes.
All together, this cost:
$1 Rubbing alcohol
$1 Pasta (I only used about 1/2 of the pasta I bought and we will eat the rest).
$1.30 for the shoelaces.
My girlie loves this. I got it out for her yeaterday and she keeps calling it "My Colors!" she loves stringing them on the shoelaces which is great for her small motor skills and as you can see from the picture, she loves sorting them by shape and color as too.