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Make-at-Home Rainbow Spaghetti

Written by Louise Winter


Add a bit of colour to tea time with this fabulously fun and really simple rainbow spaghetti recipe – great for getting fussy children eating! 


What you will need:
Food dye
450g dry spaghetti
1/2 tablespoon olive oil

How to make: 

  • Fill sandwich-size zip-top bags with 2 teaspoons food dye (about 35 drops) and 2 tablespoons water. (I used four colors: red, yellow, green and blue.)
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop it from cooking and make the pasta cool enough to handle.
  • Divide the cooked pasta evenly between the food dye bags, seal the bags and move the pasta around to evenly disperse the dye. Set aside for 10 minutes, and then thoroughly rinse one color of pasta at a time under cold water to remove excess dye — the water doesn’t need to run completely clear.
  • Toss all the pasta together with the olive oil and serve, you can add some cheese if your little ones like it!

Why not try this recipe by using different types of pasta, or you can even use this recipe as a messy sensory play idea for babies and toddlers! 



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