Such a fun easy project.
To make the colored pasta use 1 Cup Pasta, 1 TBSP rubbing alcohol, 2-3 drops food coloring.
We had a breezy day, I put the pasta outside to dry.
I put a blob of glue on a paper plate and gave each child several q-tips. They would dab the glue with the q-tip to get the right amount of glue for each pasta piece.
We had plenty of pasta leftover. The kids knew how to do the project and they got out everything themselves. They were content for a good hour with this project.