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This week’s parsha, Parshat Noach, has very colorful craft potential! After the devastating flood, God promises Noah that he will never destroy the world in this way again. As a sign of this covenant, He places a rainbow in the clouds. All rainbow-related crafts are great for this parsha. But, kids will especially love dyeing their own pasta, stringing it, and wearing it this week.


Rubbing alcohol
Seven sandwich bags
Dried pasta
Food coloring – red, yellow, green, blue


1. Divide dried pasta into seven different sandwich bags.

2. Pour one teaspoon of rubbing alcohol in each bag.

3. Add drops of food coloring until you reach vibrant rainbow colors.

4. Allow the pasta to dry overnight.

5. String the macaroni onto a string in a rainbow pattern – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.

6. Wear you “Noah Necklace” on Shabbat!

7. If you kids are not into jewelry, use the colored pasta to create a rainbow by gluing them onto cardboard instead.


Emily Shapiro Katz has been a community Jewish educator for over ten years in Jerusalem, Atlanta, and San Francisco. She lives in Beer Sheva with her husband, Andy, and their four children. Her contributions to this website reflect her interest in teaching Tanach, doing craft projects, and entertaining her kids. Emily blogs about her Parsha Projects at