Thursday, June 21, 2012

Noodles Noodles Everywhere!

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:

Click picture for freebie

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!  :)


  1. This is so neat! I've seen it with rice too! I bet your kiddos love the sorting :)

    The Learning Tree

  2. I like the colors of your noodles! Thank you for the freebie!

  3. Thanks for the great idea and freebie! I'm your newest follower. PS-I like your blog title.
    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  4. We are doing this with rice next week for our sensory table.

    Swimming Into Learning

  5. I love colored noodles! We use it for a lot of art projects ! Hadn't thought about using it for math! Thanks for the ideas!


  6. Thanks so much for the cards. This makes the tasks more enticing!

  7. I am gonna do this next week!!!!


  8. This is on my summer to do list! Thanks for the reminder and the freebie! I am so glad I found your blog:)
    What I Learned in Kindergarten

  9. This is wonderful! You need to link this up to our linky party. "Frugal Finds"

  10. These are awesome! Thanks so much!