Make Jewelry...Pasta Jewelry With These Kids Craft Ideas!

Here are some good craft ideas...make jewelry...pasta jewelry! It's a fun and easy craft idea to use at home with your children or as a fun party activity! It's not at all expensive...and who doesn't want to save some money! Most important, kids like to do it...it will be fun for you too, Mom!

Craft Ideas...How To Make Pasta Jewelry

Making pasta jewelry is one of those favorite crafts that withstood the test of time. Who doesn't remember stringing macaroni to make mom a necklace? Now you can share this fun-filled activity with your children.

When you make jewelry from pasta, it's a very simple craft idea that doesn't cost a lot of money. However, there is a little bit of preparation work that requires adult supervision.

Craft Materials

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Food coloring
  • Pasta, lots of different shapes such as macaroni and rigatoni
  • Yarn
  • Several small bowls
  • Paper towels

Directions:

Step 1: Pour rubbing alcohol into each of the small bowls. The number of bowls you have is determined by the number of colors you chose to dye your pasta.

Step 2: Add food coloring drop by drop until the desired color is reached.

Step 3: Place the pasta into the bowls of liquid keeping an eye on them as they soak up the color.

Step 4: Once the desired shade of color is reached remove the pasta from the solution and lay them out on a paper towel to dry.

Step 5: After the pasta is completely dry, it's time to get creative. String the colorful pasta onto yarn cut long enough to serve as a necklace.

Tip: If your child is having trouble keeping the pasta from sliding off the string, gently tie one end to your child's less dominant hand.

Step 6: When you and your child are finished stringing the pasta, tie the ends together and wear your beautiful new perfect pasta jewelry.

A timesaving alternative to preparing the noodles is to purchase Art-A-Roni colored macaroni. For less than $7 plus shipping, you can purchase one pound of colored pasta in a variety of string-able shapes at misterart.com.

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