Now you have your coloured pasta made.. lets get your little one's entertained!
Play doesn't need to be extravagant or expensive and this idea is definitely proof of that.
Its such a simple idea, and in my experience, its always a winner with all ages.
(If you don't have a tuff tray already and want to do messy play at home, I would definitely recommend getting one.. I got mine from Amazon but they seem to sell them in lots of places. You can get all different sizes and are perfect for messy play.. keeping the mess in the tray, but allows your little ones to easily get in and out.
If you don't have a tuff tray then you can use baking trays, bowls, paddling pools, etc.)
Put a whole bag of flour in your tray, mix in your colourful pasta and rice (This is the hidden treasure)..
now to raid your cupboards: I added small bowls, cups, spoons and sieves into the tray and the children loved filling cups and finding the colourful rice and pasta using the sieve.