Macaroni St. Patrick's Day Bracelets!

with pasta you dye yourself!

By Julie Follansbee March 14, 2013
Raw pasta, macaroni and assorted shapes
Hand sanitizer (preferably plain with out any moisturizer)
Food coloring (liquid or gel)
Ziplock bags
waxed paper or parchment paper
plastic gloves (optional)
Pipe cleaners or craft cord

  • Add 8 pumps of hand sanitizer and 8-10 drops of food coloring to bag. No need to premix!
  • Fill bag half full with raw pasta leave room for mixing.  Squeeze air out and seal bag.
  • Now squeeze and mix!  (make sure the bag is sealed!)
  • Spread pasta out to dry on waxed paper or parchment.  It will dry in about 2 hours or overnight.

  • Now, thread your pasta through pipe cleaners or cord.  To make the shamrock, thread 4 elbow macaroni pieces and then twist or tie them together.  (this is tricky so if you are using a pipe cleaner, start threading at the end with the sharpest curve).  They will form a shamrock shape!  Continue threading other pasta.

  • Finished Shamrock Bracelet!