How do you color dry pasta?


Quick Answer

To color dry pasta, place the noodles in a bowl or a zipper-seal bag, cover the pasta with rubbing alcohol, and then add food coloring. When the pasta reaches the desired color, remove the noodles from the dye bath, and lay them out to dry on a paper towel.

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  1. Gather the supplies

    In order to complete this project, you need pasta, food coloring, bowls or zipper-seal bags and enough rubbing alcohol to cover the noodles.

  2. Divide the pasta

    Separate the pasta into individual bowls or bags. Use one bowl or bag for each color.

  3. Cover the noodles

    Add enough rubbing alcohol to just cover the pasta.

  4. Add the dye

    Squeeze a generous amount of food coloring into the alcohol. Add a different color to each bag or bowl, or create custom colors by mixing different amounts of the various food colorings.

  5. Soak the pasta

    Check on the pasta periodically, and allow the noodles to sit in the dye bath until the desired color is reached. Depending on the intensity of the color, the dyeing process may take several hours.

  6. Dry the noodles

    Once the pasta is dyed, remove it from the dye bath, and arrange it in a single layer on a paper towel. Let the noodles air dry overnight or up to 24 hours.

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