RAINBOW WORMS

I live with two young people who are truly enjoying their sensory development. I like to encourage that from time to time with unexpected projects. I was inspired by seeing a post on Rainbow Worms from the Tot Treasures blog. I will tell you that the thing that appealed to me most was that we already had all of the materials in house already!

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If you can boil pasta, (congratulations!) you can make rainbow worms. You will need: pasta, pot, water, food coloring. We used spaghetti.

  • Cook pasta as instructed
  • Drain (in case that is not in your instructions) 
  • Let cool down enough to touch it and move into different piles. Create as many piles as you want variety of colors. In the above case we did 6. 
  • Use food coloring drops to create desired colors. 
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We enjoyed not fully mixing the colors into the worms. In purple this created a very authentic worm color. I'll make note of that in case I ever need to create more authentic fake worms.  

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Knots were made, rainbows and houses were built, cutting and using silverware also made an appearance.  We have a vermicomposter and there were lots of jokes of feeding the worms to the worms! We kept the worms in the jars in the fridge and revisited throughout the week.