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Toddler Activities Using Pasta

Toddler Activities: Hands on Fun with Colored Pasta. Create pictures, necklaces, collages...great fun for all ages.



colored pasta DESCRIPTION

Using brightly colored pasta, create many craft projects...use your imagination! See Colored Pasta for the directions on how to dye pasta.













Stringing

pasta bracelet and necklace MATERIALS

  • Braiding Cord (for stringing beads)
  • STEPS

    1. Have your child sort into muffin tins either by color or by type of pasta. For young toddlers, sort by color and pick only two or three colors to work with.
    2. Lay out a pattern to string or have your child pick freely.
    3. Tie one end of cord in a slip knot or tie to one piece of pasta in an easily removeable single knot.
    4. For very young toddler you might try using a pipe cleaner to string pasta. Bend pipe cleaner in a L shape leaving about 1-2 inches bent at the bottom to keep pasta from slipping off.
    5. Tie in a double knot when finished. If the knot is slipping, put a tiny drop of craft glue on the knot.

    Simple Designs

    pasta pictures MATERIALS

  • 1 Sheet Construction Paper, cardstock or xerox paper.
  • Pencil
  • Elmers or craft glue
  • Colored Pasta
  • STEPS

    1. Have your child sort into muffin tins either by color or by type of pasta. For young toddlers sort by color and pick only two or three colors to work with.
    2. Print out a picture or draw a simple one with large basic shapes. We printed out a picture on xerox paper and it worked fine.
    3. Talk about the different shapes.
    4. Put glue on a section at a time. Place pasta on glue. Let dry flat.

    Making Pictures

    This is a playground scene my daughter made a year later with the same colored pasta we made over a year ago! I love these people that my daughter created. This project is great for all ages!
    making pictures with pasta

    MATERIALS

  • 1 Sheet Construction Paper, cardstock or xerox paper.
  • Pencil
  • Craft Glue recommended
  • Colored Pasta



  • pasta people STEPS

    1. Have your child sort into muffin tins either by color or by type of pasta. For young toddlers sort by color and pick only two or three colors to work with.
    2. Discuss shapes and how you could use them to make trees, flowers, butterflies etc.
    3. Other ideas might be their name, free form design or patterns.
    4. Help your child place glue directly on the pasta if he/she requires.
    5. Create pictures and let dry completely.



    EDUCATIONAL NOTE

  • A perfect opportunity to discuss colors, sort shapes, learn about patterns, develop fine motor skills.






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