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Friendship Necklaces



  • ~ String or yarn
  • ~ Dyed ziti or penne pasta


  • Give each child a length of string and an assortment of colorful pasta.
  • Have her string the pasta onto the yarn.
  • When they are done, encourage the children to trade necklaces with a friend -or make another one to give to a friend.

To dye pasta: (This step is done by an adult)

  • Spread a single layer of pasta in the bottom of a shallow dish or pie pan. You'll need about 10-12 pieces of pasta for each necklace.
  • Completely cover the pasta with rubbing alcohol.
  • Add several drops of food coloring.
  • Stir gently to evenly distribute the color.
  • Let soak for 1-2 hours.
  • Remove pasta pieces from the dye mixture and lay them on paper towels to dry.