I am a big fan of using dry pasta for crafting. Painted pasta makes for great projects. Here are a few of our favorites.
My daughter loves working with play dough. It is one of her favorite activities. She loves sticking straws and pipe cleaners into her dough, so I thought that we would try pasta too. I wanted to make pasta robots, which we did, but as always my daughter had some great ideas of her own.
We had an assortment of pasta including rotini, rigatoni, ditalini, gemelli and wagon wheels.
My four year old immediately reached for the wagon wheels and told me that she was making a car. Genius! She molded a simple car shape and then pushed four wagon wheel pastas into the bottom of her car and then used the ditalinis for her front and rear lights per my suggestion.
She made one in yellow and another in blue. I made a blue car as well. We used a toothpick to carve doors and windows into the side of our cars.
She also made a birthday cake and a dumbbell. She made a porcupine too, she pulled it apart before I could photograph it.
I made a robot while she crafted her other creations and then she wanted to try as well. We both made two robots a piece. Can you guess which are mine and which are hers?
We had so much fun playing with the pasta and play dough. We ended up playing with it for hours. Before we cleaned up, my daughter had one more special craft to make. Here is a pasta and play dough version of my husband. Isn’t he handsome?
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