April showers bring spring flowers. This spring also is bringing us some baby showers. With my sister-in-law, a good friend of mine & my cousin all expecting at roughly the same times, we will be busy shopping for these new little bundles. Our daughter is very excited to welcome all of the new babies.
I had the first of the baby showers this afternoon. This morning, I told Mai that mommy had to go to a baby shower today & she asked me “What’s a baby shower?” I explained to her that a shower is where you buy gifts for the new baby.
She talked about her auntie’s baby.
Mai: “Cioci Melly’s baby will be my sister.”
Me: “Your Cioci’s baby will be your cousin”, I explained
Mai: “I have an idea. Let’s make pasta babies.”
Me: “Ummm ok!”
As you know my daughter loves to craft & she has been a great source of my inspiration lately. If pasta babies are what she wants to make, than that is what we would do.
What you will need:
For each baby made you will need…
1 Jumbo pasta shell
1 medium sized pasta shell
1 elbow macaroni
Glue gun – (adults should glue for safety)
For a girl – 1 bowtie pasta
For a boy – a few pieces of broken spaghetti
You may choose to assemble your babies first or paint the pieces first. It is your choice. We prefer to paint the pieces first & then glue together.
Paint the medium sized shells in a skin tone color.
Paint the jumbo shells in the color of your choice. We went with traditional pink for the girl, blue for boy & neutral green. Paint the elbow in the same colors to match with the jumbo shells. Paint the bow for the girl. Paint the spaghetti strands in a hair color. Let the paint dry.
For each baby that you will make, you will place a medium pasta shell under the jumbo shell as shown. Use a small elbow pasta to tuck into the bottom of the shell to just round off the bottom. Glue the bow to the head for a girl. Glue spaghetti pieces for hair for the boy. Paint faces onto the heads. Let dry.
Mai painted these & wanted to make her own faces. She also painted a scoop of ice cream on the little boy’s blue blanket for him.
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Aw, how cute and loved the conversation you had with, Mai here 😉
Thank you, Janine. I was supposed to bring a few to the shower for my girlfriend to. I forgot them at home after rushing around. Oops! Mai was very proud of her little babies.
These are just the cutest craft, I love them! I found you at #snickerdoodlesunday
Thank you so much. 🙂
These are super cute. Your little girl is very talented!
Thank you very much. She is very crafty and imaginative . I love that we can share in art together. It makes me so happy.
So cute and what a fun craft to do with your daughter!
What a fun and simply craft! Love it. Thank you for linking at Snickerdoodle and for the inspiration. Hope to see you again!
These are so adorable and creative! What a great idea for a baby shower or baby gift! Thank you for sharing them at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!