Colorful Pasta Monsters

Colorful Pasta Monsters  by CraftsbyAmanda.comDried pasta is a great craft supply! What’s even more fun is tinting it so that you have a colorful medium to work with, and your kids will love the process. Then when they are dry you can make all sorts of craft projects, like these cute little pasta monsters. Perfect for Halloween!

Colorful Pasta Monsters  by CraftsbyAmanda.comColoring the pasta is easy, but there is drying time involved. So if you are pressed for time you could simply use plain dried pasta. But if you do have the time, the process is fun and kids will love it.

Colorful Pasta Monsters  steps by[Full printable instructions below] You will cover the pasta will rubbing alcohol in a sandwich bag, then add some food coloring. Let it soak for 5 minutes, drain, then let it dry for a few hours.

I used a hot glue gun for this, but if you prefer, you could use instant grab glue which attaches a little faster than plain white glue.

Colorful Pasta Monsters  by CraftsbyAmanda.comHave fun, and Happy Halloween!

Colorful Pasta Monsters


  1. To color the pasta, place a handful of dried noodles into a sandwich bag. Pour enough rubbing alcohol into the bag to just barely cover the pasta. Add food coloring, 4-5 drops is fine. Squeeze air out of the bag and zip it closed. Knead the bag a little to make sure all pasta is covered and the color is distributed. Let the pasta soak for 5 minutes.
  2. Holding the bag over the drain of your sink with the water running off to the side, poke or cut a hole in the corner of the bag. Allow the colored alcohol to drain from the bag. Place the colored pasta on paper towels and allow them to dry completely, 2-3 hours will do the trick.
  3. When pasta is dry, glue pasta into different monster shapes and attach googly eyes.



  1. […] Macaroni Art – Grab some paper, glue, and some uncooked (or cooked) pasta, macaroni and spaghetti work great. Your children can glue the noodles onto paper or the back of a cereal box. They’ll have lots of fun making pictures with the noodles. Encourage your children to make self-portraits, their name, or for younger kids a letter of the alphabet or a shape. For colorful pasta, have them paint their noodles once the glue has dried. Another option is to make your own colored pasta. […]

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