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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2004 08:24:13 AM »

Maybe I'm weird, but I think it would be cool to just put this stuff in a clear vase or jar and display it.  I know people have normal pasta out in jars on their kitchen counters quite often, but having funky blue pasta might be a cool twist.  You could use colors to match your room, or just do one color but all different kinds of pasta.  Very textural.


That's an awesome idea!I think I might do that when I get some extra monry  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2004 10:06:08 AM »

hey this is an awesome idea and just in time coz we are re-designing our kitchen  Grin

i didn't have any rubbing alcohol so i just used the food colour (it was liquid) and a brush and the pasta turned out well - so what would the difference be if i use alcohol next time? Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2004 02:26:27 PM »

Aw man, you just brought me back to my younger days! When I was in kindergarten I remember making bracelets out of electric blue penne, it was awesome!

And this isn't necessarily related to the coloring method here, but when I was in elementary school we drew self portraits in art class. For a frame, we had a piece of cardboard on which we glued macaroni in patterns, and after it dried our teacher spray painted them all gold. The idea was to emulate a fancy sort of gold frame. It was really cute.
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« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2004 05:33:05 AM »

those would be excellent poker chips!
 
OMG, I thought that too!!  If I were a teacher, I'd get in trouble for teaching the kids to play Blackjack.

Great minds think alike. heh. I work in the education department of a museum, and we do stuff like that all the time with kids, anything to make them think art is fun. I don't think you'd get in trouble for teaching Blackjack, so long as you stressed the importance of the double-down.
Send children into a casino without knowing when to double-down?!?!  I am not a monster!    Wink
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« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2004 01:48:11 PM »

If you cook them and drain them can you eat them?Huh Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2004 12:33:42 PM »

If you cook them and drain them can you eat them?Huh Smiley
I'm thinking it might not be a good idea since there is rubbing alcohol used. If you make the it w/o the rubbing alcohol (which someone already said they did and it worked) then you'll be fine.
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2004 10:15:01 AM »

my sister and i used to make really pretty (grown-up hehe) necklaces,  chokers,earrings and bracelets out of tiny pastas. The best kind are stellini (little stars), tubettini (little tubes), other small pastas with holes. 




or to see for bigger pastas and pretty curlicues: http://www.culinarycafe.com/Pasta/Tube_Pasta.html

We would dye ththem earthier colors (like maroon, sienna, periwinkle, etc) and you could even use a marker or something to make little designs. with the right colors (we would soak them in food coloring/vinegar/cold water solutions, like egg dying) you can get absolutely beautiful beads. after a while of soaking in the dyes, we would fish them out, and lay them out in the sun (or just in your house) on a tray to dry. to be honest, i know there was some problem with the wet pasta sticking to the tray, but i cant remember what we did to fix that. maybe shake them up a bit after they dried a little but not completely? 

we then sprayed them with a shellac so the dye would stay and if you got it wet it woudlnt bleed (but still be careful about wearing these over nice clothese if theres the potential of water hitting you, just to be safe) anyway, they can look really pretty, like shells or wooden beads and you can find neat shapes. sometimes we would take one bigger piece of pasta, dye it, shellac it and string it on some cord and it looked really pretty. pasta come in really beautiful shapes! 
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2005 06:03:44 AM »

your pasta is pretty, but can you eat it  Huh
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2005 09:25:30 PM »

whoops my question has been answered, im slow next time i will read before i post!!!
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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2005 03:37:09 PM »

I work in a juvenile detention center and was sitting here thinking that dyed macaronis might be a fun thing to give my kids.  They get play money as a positive behavior incentive- I was thinking that the 'ronis would be more tangible.  Anyone?  Does this sound ridiculous? 
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