Noahs Ark Rainbow Pasta pasta colored like a rainbow on a plate
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Rainbow Pasta

Change up the colors on this rainbow pasta to match whatever theme you want! We use spaghetti instead of angel hair pasta because we had better luck getting the color to adhere to the regular (thicker) spaghetti noodles.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Jackie and Ella, Little Cooks Reading Books


  • 16 Ounce Box dried spaghetti noodles
  • Food coloring of choice


  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and let cool slightly.
  • Portion noodles into resealable plastic bags (or bowls).
  • Add 10-20+ drops of one food coloring to the first bowl. Mix until you get the desired color. (If you're using a resealable plastic bag, add the color, seal the bag, and then use your hands to massage the noodles around in the color, turning the bag as you go.)
  • Repeat the process with the second food coloring in the next bowl/bag of noodles.
  • Repeat until all the noodles have been colored.
  • Top with butter or favorite pasta sauce. (Or, leave plain for sensory play.)


  • Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
Don't forget to pair the recipe with a Noah's Ark book!