With an active 5 year-old daughter who absolutely LOVES arts and crafts, we are always looking for easy, affordable, creative and fun things for her to do. When I came across the following article from Parents magazine, it provided simple, affordable and creative fun!
We all have bags/boxes of pasta in our pantry and even if you don’t, generic or store brands are usually $1 or less a box! For those of us with arts & crafts loving kids, we already have construction paper, glue, glitter, paint, etc. in the house. So read on and let your kids get creative!
The building a train is a great idea for boys, who can also create cars, airplanes, spaceships, etc. out of pasta! Then some paint or stickers will complete the creation!
My daughter liked making the tiara…but didn’t want to wear it outdoors! LOL – I guess vanity can start young. Using pasta and other craft materials to make signs provided her lots of creative fun.
Use Your Noodle: 6 Crafts to Make with Pasta
Dress up a plastic headband with brightly painted wagon wheels.
Jazz up the jewels by adding a bow-tie pendant. Penne and rigatoni work best as the beads.
Gather your leftover pasta bits to build this awesome train. Make a few trees to complete the scene.
Kids can make plaques, oversize cards, or team posters with cute pasta shapes, paint, and glue.
Get dolled up with fancy farfalle-and-rhinestone barrettes. Hot glue on a plain clip keeps the pasta in place.
Make this pretty desk accessory from a quart-size milk carton. Glue on pasta, then paint when it’s dry.
* Craft glue
* Tempera paint
* Glue gun
* Spray paint
Originally published in the September 2008 issue of Parents magazine.
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