March 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Glitter Dyed Pasta - an Easy St. Patrick's Day Craft

Need an easy St. Patrick's Day craft?  I love this gold dusted St. Patrick's Day dyed pasta.  Okay, so maybe it's really glittery dyed pasta, but it's gold glitter and I challenge you to find a child who will have a problem with that!  I'll show you how to make glitter dyed pasta in just a few easy steps.

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First and foremost, you are going to want to read my post on How to Make the Best Dyed Pasta Ever.  Seriously, it's the post that get's read the most on my site nearly every single week since I wrote it.  Because it's got some tricks that will help you get amazing colors with practically zero mess or dyed fingers.

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If you've followed those instructions to create some seriously awesome green dyed pasta and allowed it to dry, then you're ready to get gold and glittery.  I love that this craft requires very little in the way of supplies.  Just add some clear school glue and some gold glitter.

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Put your green dyed pasta into a reclosable plastic bag and squeeze out a generous helping of glue.  I don't rely on measurements, just squeeze it in there, close up the bag (letting out most of the extra air) and start shaking it around to coat the pasta.

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Next, you just sprinkle in some glitter, eyeballing as you go.  You can always add more glitter and I tend to be on the glitter-conservative side of things.  Once you've shaken that around just like you did with the glue you can dump it all out onto a baking sheet covered with wax paper.

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I took a silicone spoon and broke up any big clumps of pasta.  I wouldn't bother trying to separate each piece of pasta.  You'll go nuts. Plus really, the school glue is the right amount of hold that it will easily come apart once it's dry.

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If you want to make jewelry out of your pasta and really I think that's a fabulous purpose for making this then I highly recommend a big roll of green baker's twine.  I actually made a huge batch of this pasta (2.5 lbs) and cut a bunch of strings to send in to school for Kayla's teacher as an activity for the class.  It took me very little time to do, Kayla enjoyed helping and I'm willing to bet we will have one happy teacher!

Thinking about giving this a try?  You can pin the image below to your Pinterest boards for easy reference in the future.
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