There is SO MUCH we can do with these noodles! Dean is obsessed with rainbow order, so he filled jars with layers of noodles in order of the colors of the rainbow.
We filled empty water bottles - the small kid kind - with each color - a red bottle, a green one, etc. Glued the top on to keep sealed. The baby loves these - he shakes them and throws them across the room then crawls after them!
Dean has been practicing his fine motor skills by making pipe cleaner bracelets and necklaces on a string. He mostly makes rainbow patterns, of course, but also does other patterns.
We have also been gluing them on artwork. I need to take a photo still, but we made some cool pictures! Ring noodle eyes, elbow macaroni arms, bow ties for, well, a bow tie. Also glued the little rings to butterfly wings - so pretty!!
Dean also stuck the noodles in playdough, drove a toy dump truck around in the bin of noodles, and poured them from jar to jar.
Awesome, cheap craft with endless ideas - what are yours?? I love how clean up is a breeze and the mess is minimal.
To strain, open the Ziploc bag just a teeny bit and pour. Spread on a cookie sheet covered in paper towels and allow to dry for a few hours or overnight.
We are using this to glue on paper for crafts, put on the sticky side of clear contact paper, or pour in a bin (as shown above) and use as a sensory bin. Dean hides small toys like Dominoes in it and then searches for them.