Try these fun pasta art activities for kids using your own dyed pasta and some arts and crafts materials you probably have at home. The possibilities are endless!
Updated April 2023
We’ve dyed pasta a few times now and have used it to make pasta necklaces, pipe cleaner caterpillars, and pasta collages. We also love using it as a poke-in with playdough. But there are so many more ways to use dyed pasta!
First, though, you must dye your pasta, which is super simple.
Now you’re ready to use the colored pasta for kids art activities!
Now that you have your pasta dyed, here’s a video showing Pasta Arts and Crafts in action! And don’t forget to scroll down to get more ideas.
Pasta Art Activities for Kids
Use the air dry clay as the base of your sculpture and poke pipe cleaners and/or dowels in the clay. String with pasta beads. Add additional pipe cleaners and pasta as desired until the sculpture is complete. Display your piece of 3D art somewhere special!
- Colored pasta shapes
- Air dry clay (we used Sculpt-It, but Crayola air dry clay would work, too)
- Small wood dowels (optional)
Press small colored pieces of pasta into a round piece of air dry clay to make a donut! Or a pizza, or a little person!
- Colored pasta shapes
- Air dry clay
Pasta Mandala Collage
Glue the colored pasta shapes on the paper plate or round piece of cardstock in a radiating mandala design. You can also make a face collage, or any other pasta design you like.
You can string your dyed pasta onto yarn or pipe cleaners to make bracelets or necklaces!
And you can, of course, use the pasta shapes with pipe cleaners, threading them on for sculptures, spirals, or even letters.
Now that you’re excited about the potential of pasta, check out some of these other arts and crafts projects from the Rockin’ Art Moms macaroni challenge!
More Pasta Art Activities for Kids
- Pasta Drawing Prompts (on Picklebums)
- Pine Cone and Pasta Art Assemblage (on Art Bar Blog)
- Dyed Pasta Mosaic Art (on Buggy and Buddy)
- Modern Macaroni Masterpiece (on Handmakery)
- Macaroni Mosaics (on Craft Whack)
- Macaroni Pom Pom Necklace (on Willowday)
- Pasta Sculptures with Preschoolers (on Meri Cherry Blog)
- Frames Decorated with Pasta (on Pink Stripey Socks)
- Pasta Stained Glass (on Babble Dabble Do)
- Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge (on Tinkerlab)
More Crafts for Kids
- How to Dye Pasta for Crafts
- 11 Craft Ideas for Toddlers
- Craft Ideas for Kids that are Perfect for Pretend Play
- Toothpick Sculptures for Kids
- 13 Easy Art and Craft Activities for Transitions
- 11 Creative Activities for Kids
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