Toddler Activities Using Pasta

Description

Toddler Activities: Hands on Fun with Colored Pasta. Create pictures, necklaces, collages...great fun for all ages.Using brightly colored pasta, create many craft projects...use your imagination!

Colored Pasta
See our directions on making Colored Pasta Here Be sure to read all of our tips and suggestions for best results.















Materials for Stringing Pasta

  • Braiding Cord (for stringing beads)
  • Colored Pasta see recipe link above if needed
making pasta bracelets

Steps

  • 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.
  • Lay out a pattern to string or have your child pick freely.
  • Tie one end of cord in a slip knot or tie to one piece of pasta in an easily removable single knot.
  • 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.
  • Tie in a double knot when finished. If the knot is slipping, put a tiny drop of craft glue on the knot.

Materials for Making Pictures

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

Steps

making pictures with colored pasta
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Talk about the different shapes.
  • Put glue on a section at a time. Place pasta on glue. Let dry flat.





Getting Creative with Pasta

Using their own ideas, make pictures free form.
  • 1 Sheet Construction Paper, cardstock or xerox paper.
  • Pencil
  • Craft Glue recommended
  • Colored Pasta
getting creative with pasta
making people with colored pasta

Steps

  • 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.
  • Discuss shapes and how you could use them to make trees, flowers, butterflies etc.
  • Other ideas might be their name, free form design or patterns.
  • Help your child place glue directly on the pasta if he/she requires.
  • Create pictures and let dry completely.

Educational Note

This is a perfect opportunity to discuss colors, sort shapes, learn about patterns, develop fine motor skills. We also have Math Activites Using Colored Pasta




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