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 […]

28 07, 2013

{craft} weather :: pasta wheel rainbows

July 28th, 2013|Categories: crafts|Tags: , |0 Comments

I love any reason to dye pasta and we use it a lot in our activities and crafts at home. This idea is straight from pinterest, we just glued some pasta onto cardstock to make pretty rainbows. I set out the table with glue in a pot and all the coloured pasta ready for some fun! Noah knew what to do and had fun starting out on his own – he has also memorised the rainbow song so knew the order the colours should go in. Chloe needed a bit of help to start out – she […]

27 06, 2013

{craft} rainbow ribbon rings

June 27th, 2013|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

We made some ribbon rings a couple of weeks ago and my kids have been loving them! I just used random ribbon I had in our wrapping box but I decided to make them some rainbow coloured ones as who doesn’t love all those gorgeous colours all together? These are very easy to make, and super fun to play with. I bought these wooden curtain rings at Masters, about $6 for the pack of 5.And some pretty coloured ribbon from the discount shop :o}The curtain rings have these little hooks attached, but they are very […]

1 11, 2011

rainbow rice

November 1st, 2011|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

A little while ago I made the kids some rainbow rice.
I used the same method I used when dying pasta.
You will need:
Uncooked rice
Food dye
zip lock bags
a tray
paper or baking paper
I separated a 2kg bag of uncooked rice into smaller ziplock bags, added a few drops of vinegar and a few drops of colour to each. Closed them up and gently massaged the colour around to disperse evenly. It’s best to do one colour at a time – so the stuff doesn’t dry out while it waits for you to mix it through. 
After a little while left to […]

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 […]