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Playtime Pasta

How to be the most stylish kid in school...with pasta
Courtesy of McCormick

While you likely won't find this at the best Italian restaurants in America, playtime pasta is great for kids ages three to six. They can make necklaces, art and more. 

This recipe is courtesy of McCormick. 


  • Assorted uncooked pasta shapes, such as ziti, macaroni, shells, bow-ties or rotelle
  • White vinegar
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • Small resealable plastic bags


Put a handful of pasta, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2 to 3 drops food color into a resealable plastic bag. Shake until pasta is tinted.

Spread pasta on paper plate or paper bag to dry.

Tint pasta different colors in separate bags