Dried Pasta Jewelry

Pasta Bling for the Young

Uses: This is a fun art project for young children that can actually be worn!
Materials:

  • string, yarn, fishing wire, earring hooks, unfinished hair clips (the hooks and clips can be bought at any craft store)
  • glue/hot glue gun
  • any kind of dried pasta that you like – but you will need ones with holes in them for a necklace or bracelet
  • paint, optional

Procedure/What to do:

  • If you want to paint the pasta to make it different colors, you should do that first, and let it dry, before putting the jewelry together.
  • Necklace or Bracelet – First tie a knot in one end, then string the dried pasta on in any order you want. Once you have filled the string up, tie a knot in the other end so the dried pasta does not slip off. Finally, tie the two ends together at the desired length to make your necklace or bracelet.
  • Earrings – Get the hooks from any craft store and some fishing wire. Tie a strand of fishing wire to the loop at the end of the earring hook. String a few small pieces of dried pasta onto the wire and knot the ends. To jazz it up a little bit, you can tie a knot at the end with a colored bead which you can also get at any craft store.
  • Hair Clip – Put some glue on the plain part of the hair clip (a hot glue gun holds the pasta best). Arrange any dried pasta on the clip any way that you desire. Let it dry and it’s ready to use!

Dried Pasta Art

Pasta Shapes, Sizes and Colors

Uses: Fun and creative!
Materials:

  • Dried pasta of any shape, size, or color.
  • Construction paper
  • Paint
  • Crayons

What to Do/Procedure:
Use the paint or crayons and any dried pasta that you want to make the best picture that you can! The more you use your imagination, the better. You’ll soon realize that all the shapes of pasta can make some very familiar things! Here are some ideas…

  • House
  • Boat
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Giraffe
  • Any animal!
  • Beach scene
  • School
  • Flag
  • Truck
  • Anything you want!

Dried Pasta Painting

Similar to Sponge Painting…

…but with dried pasta.

Uses: Fun and Creative! It’s like sponge painting, but better!
Materials:

  • Any kind of dried pasta
  • Paint
  • Construction paper
  • A creative mind!

What to Do/Procedure:

  • Put a little paint into a shallow bowl or even onto a plate.
  • Take a piece of dried pasta and dip it into the paint.
  • Press the dried pasta onto the paper and take it off to see the print it made.
  • Repeat the third step many times and with any kind of dried pasta that you wish. You can make a picture of something you like or you can simply make an abstract piece of art!