Once a week I do a craft project with my nephew and niece, while my niece was a little too young for this project my nephew was really into it.
It is my wife's birthday today and I thought a macaroni necklace would be a fun lacing and pattern project for him.
I let him pick out the dry noodles he wanted to use and he picked two colors of food coloring. My nephew picked 10 noodles and placed 5 into two separate zip lock bags. Then I poured a little rubbing alcohol into each bag and about 5 drops of food color. Make sure the noodles are covered in the rubbing alcohol and food color mixture. We let it sit about 15 minutes, the longer it sits, the darker the colors will be. I drained the liquid into the sink and placed the wet noodles on paper towels to dry. To make sure they were dry, we let them sit for 1 hour.
I then let my nephew pick out the string he wanted to use, out of everything I had (yarn, ribbon and string), and he picked a really nice ribbon.
So this is his final creation, a beautiful pink and purple necklace for his aunt's birthday.
And a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful wife.