With our house on the market & all of the recent showings, I had to pack up the majority of my craft supplies & store them until our move. Sadly, one of my favorite crafting materials had to be packed away. Ten boxes of different varieties of pasta were boxed up & tucked safely away in our POD. I have missed our pasta crafts. It had been too long, so I dug out one box to make a couple of fall themed crafts,
Earlier in the summer I had made a tree with pasta shells.
A reader suggested that we do this craft again in the fall & use fall colors. I told her that it was a great idea & I would definitely do so. Last night, true to my word, we did just that.
Pasta Shell Autumn Tree
To color your pasta you can put the pasta shells in a baggie with a few squirts of paint & shake them up. If you are like my daughter, you may paint each one of your pieces. We did both. We painted red, orange, brown, yellow & green shells. Lay the pasta shells out on wax paper to dry.
Cut out a tree with bare branches.
Glue the dry pasta around the tree.
We colored too many brown shells & had a lot left over, so we used them for one more quick craft.
Pasta & Play Dough Pine Cone
We had a small baggie of homemade play dough left over.
Mold play dough or clay it into a pine cone shape like shown.
Press brown colored pasta shells into the bottom of the fatter end of your dough.
Place the dough down on a flat surface on the shell side. It should stand on its own. Press the shells into the dough all the way around starting from the bottom & working your way up.
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