We think even as grown ups this activity could provide hours of fun! Great simply as a sensory play activity for little ones to explore. But can provide preschoolers with a great lesson in colours and practising their fine motor skills, through using tongs to scoop up the spaghetti into containers. 


  • Spaghetti
  • Zip lock bags
  • Food colouring
  • Vinegar


  1. Cook the spaghetti, as per packet instructions, then run under cool water & drain.
  2. Divide the spaghetti by the number of colours you're dying it with.
  3. Place each portion of spaghetti into a zip lock bag.
  4. Add a food colouring, 1 tsp Vinegar & 1 tbsp of water to each bag. Zip up the bag.
  5. Then using your hands, rub the food colouring over the spaghetti until it is totally coated.
  6. Leave to spaghetti on kitchen roll until food colouring has dried.