1 10, 2014

colour me happy :: how to dye chickpeas

October 1st, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful, crafts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Recently I dyed some chick peas for the kids for a little bit of fun imaginative and sensory play.
They’re such a great size and very different to the texture of our rainbow rice! 
It’s easier than you may think to dye pasta and rice, and the result is fun and vibrant and irresistible! 

You will need:
Dried chickpeas {you can get these from the supermarket or a bulk foods grocer will have them cheaper – if you are in Perth Kakulas in Northbridge is a great spot for things like this!}
Food dye {I use a gel paste […]

14 07, 2011

colour me happy : how to dye pasta

July 14th, 2011|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , , |28 Comments

Ever wanted to dye pasta for crafts and fun sensory activities for the kiddos?? 
I’ve always thought dying pasta would be difficult, or messy. I attempted to colour pasta once before – with paint. What a mess!!
But I now dye all sorts of different shapes of pasta this way and it’s seriously a game changer!

You will need:
Uncooked pasta
Food dye
zip lock bags
a tray
paper or baking paper
Place your pasta in a ziplock bag.
Put a small amount of vinegar in the bag, and then some drops of food dye – try to get the food dye on top of the […]