Making Indian Beaded Necklaces

Here are a few of my favorite past kindergartners performing a traditional Indian dance! 
Do you want to bring the beauty of those Native American costumes into your classroom? 
Then, have your students make a beautiful Indian Beaded Necklace.

How To Make:
  1. Place about 1 cup of salad macaroni in a baggie. (Or desired amount)
  2. Add 2 Tbs. of vinegar. (Per 1 cup)
  3. Drop desired amounts of food coloring.
  4. Seal the bags and then shake vigorously.
  5. Let sit for a few hours, shaking bags every once in a while.
  6. Spread the pasta, in a single layer, on a paper towel covered baking sheet.
  7. Let dry. (You may wish to rub the “beads” around occasionally to speed the drying process.
  8. String the beads into necklaces using curling ribbon, yarn, thread, dental floss or other desired necklace making material.
This necklaces turn out beautiful, and will last forever!