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    pasta manipulatives
    By JMR

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    Try and use pasta shells or the tube pasta- rigatoni, I think. Take rubbing alcohol, food coloring and as many large or extra large ziploc bags that you want for the various colors.
    Take one large or xl bag and place a little rubbing alcohol (2 quick spills) and maybe 5 food coloring drops one color. Add pasta, seal the bag and shake. Make sure color is distributed throughout the pasta, you may need to add a little more food coloring or even rubbing alcohol to make the color stick. Be sure to spread dyed pasta out on a paper towel to dry overnight. Continue with various colors. Be sure to use a different bag for each color. Good luck- hope this helps! My kids enjoyed this hands on activity.

    JMR



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