Fun With Pasta! is our latest installment of the Fun With Food! series.
What do you get when you mix pasta + paint + a toddler? Painted pasta necklaces and a whole lotta messy fun along the way!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your pasta jewelry (think bracelets, headbands and crowns, too):
- tube pasta (try penne)
- ribbon, string or yarn
- work surface saver (e.g., newspaper, cardboard, paper grocery bags)
Paint your pasta. I tried using a flattened cardboard box from the recycling bin as our paint palette, but Jane decided it would be her canvas instead. She wasn’t ready to paint the penne right away.
Then she decided making handprints would be more fun than painting the pasta.
String each painted and dried piece of pasta together. We used curly ribbon we had lying around the house, but you can use any type of ribbon, string or yarn handy. Just tie several knots on top of each other to form a ball larger than the opening of the pasta; thread the pasta; and knot the two ends of the necklaces together.
Don your fabulous creations!
LEARN! Colors, fine motor skills, manual dexterity, concentration