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I am in love with making these ornaments out of dry pasta. Some of my favourite pasta shapes to create with are penne and rotelle, but any variety can be used. Go ahead and experiment!
Total Time: 90 minutes
Yield: 3 ornaments
You can get dozens of different shapes of pasta at the Bulk Barn quite cheaply. Make a kid safe glue from flour and water, and let the kids go nuts with gluing ornaments together. They can, of course, also add shells and anything interesting.
The best fisnish for pasta ornaments is spray or dip in chrome, silver color or bright zink paint, then when that is good and dry, a light coat of Candy Apple spray paint.
Candy Apple can be faked by mixing clear acrylic varnish with a bit of wine red acrylyc paint.
That makes the project washable.
Really? All my first crafts as a child were all macaroni/rice/flour based :) I thought that was quite common around the world.
I donate to charities that serve the underprivileged but I don't give out handfuls of pasta that I already have in my house. I think as a homemade craft, using some dry pasta is sometimes better than opting for plastics, especially with today's problem with plastics washing up on shores in third world countries. I don't see a harm in using these guys! :)
Just my opinion. I am happy you shared your view on this!
Thank you! I think it's just fine to use food for crafts, too. I found a bag of peculiar random mixed pastas and beans sitting separately in my cupboard and thought some would work great for crafts. The beans are coming up in a future craft! Even if they were fresh, I probably would have just eaten it anyway. I don't really have the means to go and buy plastics and beads from the craft shop every time I want to get creative. My thoughts are constantly on global warming, too. Whatever I can do to help make things more biodegradable, the better. Plus, I love how these turned out and that alone rocks my world! Happy holidays!
This guide is about making pasta angel ornaments. Using different kinds of pasta you can create special ornaments for gifts or your tree.