Aren’t those rigatoni pretty? I made these for a kids’ craft party we had at my house on Monday. (The pasta was only a small percentage of the craft stuff I had out, but stringing pasta was by far the favorite activity that day.) It’s very easy and cheap.
First, mix together 1/4 to 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol and about 15-25 drops of food coloring. Put that into a zipper bag and add 2-3 cups of pasta. Squish it around a little, then lay the bag flat. Let the pasta sit for about 3 hours, flipping and squishing every 30 minutes or so. Then drain the alcohol off the pasta and spread the pasta out on a cookie sheet to dry. I also stirred it every 15 minutes or so while it was drying. Because alcohol evaporates quickly, it didn’t take long to dry.
Voila! How easy is that? And I think the colors turned out gorgeous!