Earlier this week, I fell down the stairs and hurt my foot. I don’t think it’s anything serious, just badly bruised and I can’t put weight on it yet. Unfortunately, this has meant we haven’t been able to go out for a daily walk or do our exercise app that Lucas and I have been doing daily. I’ve sat out in the garden whilst Lucas has played but he soon gets bored, wanting me to do something with him so we have been colouring and playing with play doh. Lucas saw some people making slime on YouTube and wanted to make it but we didn’t have the ingredients and then I remembered seeing rainbow spaghetti!

A couple of weeks ago, I saw Georgia from Extra Sparkles Please put some rainbow spaghetti on Instagram and thought Lucas would love to make it. I rummaged in the cupboards and found some food colouring so made it with Lucas. It was a nice activity to do together, something new to try and Lucas loved setting the timer on his watch, taking responsibility for telling me when we needed to do the next steps from putting the pasta in the water to taking it out and cooling down.


Rainbow spaghetti in an eating bowl next to a bowl full of spaghetti in a serving dish and wooden spoon


Sandwich Bags (number depending on how many colours you are doing).
Food Colouring (various colours)
Cheese for Garnish


Lucas sat outside smiling at the camera holding a bowl of multicoloured spaghetti


1) Cook your spaghetti, drain and leave a bit of spaghetti water in the pot. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

2) Fill sandwich bags with spaghetti noodles, 2 1/2 tbsp water and 8 drops of food colouring. (We did purple, blue, pink, yellow and green).

3) Close the bag, hand it to your little one and let him shake it until the spaghetti is coloured.

4) Remove each colour from the bag one by one running it under cold water to remove any food colouring that may not have stuck.

5) Mix the pasta together in a large bowl.

6) Top with cheese

Between stage 5 and 6, Georgia melted some butter in a saucepan and added the cooled Rainbow Pasta. She reheated the pasta on low until warmed then placed in bowls before topping with Parmesan. Lucas and I ate it cold with grated cheese mixed in x


Making rainbow spaghetti. Get creative with the children helping you. Easy recipe, you only need pasta and food colouring!

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7 Comments on Making rainbow spaghetti – the ordinary moments #62

  1. Oh you poor thing, I hope that your foot is healing and you are feeling better. Such an awesome activity by the way – I may have to try that here with our little ones. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.

  2. Oh no, I hope your feeling better now.
    This looks like so much fun! I must get around to doing some rainbow spaghetti for lunch one day soon!

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