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Spaghetti Designs

This rainy day activity will have your child creating artwork using dyed pieces of spaghetti.


  • 15 to 20 minutes


  • Spaghetti
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Food coloring
  • Cardboard or paper plates


  1. Cook the spaghetti, drain, and add 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol to keep it from sticking together.
  2. Divide into smaller bowls and add a few drops of food coloring to each, stirring to distribute.
  3. Arrange in a design on cardboard or a paper plate. It will stick because of the starch content.


  • Draw a picture on the plate or cardboard and outline and fill in with the colored spaghetti.
  • Make free-form designs with no pattern or picture.