Rebekah's Pasta Jewelry 

Genesis 24:53-  And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

  • Bright yellow yarn
  • Tape
  • Alcohol
  • Food coloring
  • Small cups
  • Pasta of various shapes that can be strung
  • Spoon
  • Paper towels

    Pour alcohol into small cups.  Add several drops of food coloring.  Make one cup for each desired color.  Drop pieces of pasta into the cups.  Be sure the pasta is covered.  After two or three minutes, scoop the pasta out with a spoon and drain on paper towels.  Repeat until you have colored all the pasta you will need.  Check to see if the pasta is colored as dark as you want.  If not, back in the cup it goes. 

     Let the pasta dry 30 minutes.  Cut yarn to desired length for a necklace or a bracelet.  Wrap tape around the ends of the yarn to make it easy to string the pasta.  Let the children choose colors and string the pasta to make their own designs.  Tie the ends of the yarn and cut off the tape.  White pasta works better than whole wheat for this craft.