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Craft: Pasta Art

Buy different shaped pasta and make beautiful pictures or a lovely necklace for someone special!

Craft: Pasta CraftExtending these activities:

Pasta Art:

  • Draw an animal, shape, number or letter on a piece of paper. Ask your child to glue the pasta onto the image you have drawn. Talk about the image, what letter does it begin with? Where might you find/see it?
  • Count the pasta pieces used and if different colors were used, ask them to count each color. Then ask which color did we use most/least?

Necklace:

  • Stringing pasta will help increase your child's fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
  • Depending on the age of the child you might want to encourage them to make a pattern.
  • Count the pasta pieces used and if different colors were used, ask them to count each color. Then ask which color did we use most/least?

What you need:

Uncooked pasta, all shapes and sizes.
White glue
Construction paper or for a sturdier surface use box board.
A length of yarn or sturdy string if making a necklace.

What you do:

Pasta Art:
1.  Prepare and protect your crafting area by taping newsprint on your crafting surface.
 
2. Place the different types of pasta in containers on the table. Have glue ready too. Younger children might need your help applying the glue to the pasta. For little ones who don't like to get their fingers messy try using a paintbrush to apply the glue with..
 
3. Think of a theme or allow your child to create whatever picture they want on the paper with the pasta.  
4. Allow the artwork to dry before moving it. Make sure to display your child's artwork in a prominent place.
Necklace:
1.
A length of yarn or string long enough that when tied together will fit easily over an adult or child's head.
2.

A variety of pasta, in different colors that can easily be strung. Encourage or help your child to string the pasta onto the string.

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