I have BIG plans for next week. It's noodle coloring time! Woo Hoo! Truthfully. . .not that excited about it buuut it must be done! Colored noodles are a nice cheap math manipulative and don't we all LOVE cheap!!! :)
Here's the method I use:Put dry noodles, about a Tbsp. (or less) of rubbing alcohol and as many drops of food coloring as you want into a baggie(the more food coloring you use the darker the color).
Let it sit in the baggie for about 10 minutes, flip the bag over and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
Spread the noodles out onto wax paper and allow time to dry (usually at least an hour). The coloring will bleed through the wax paper onto your counter so I usually put a few layers or newspaper under the wax paper.
This same method works well with clothespins as well. If you have a better method I would LOVE to hear it!
If you're crazy like I am and dye your noodles grab this freebie for your math centers:
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If you like the noodle cards don't forget to grab the jewel cards by clicking here. I'm still making more cards so check back soon for more!
P.S. I'm playing around with my blog title so please ignore for awhile until I get it the way I like it! THX! :)