Dark gloomy days call for crazy fun activities don’t you think?
On the weekend we broke up the miserably grey days with a very silly pasta drawing prompt!
Inspired by the Rockin’ Art Moms (a fabulous group of arty bloggers), who issued a macaroni challenge, I challenged my kids to use a variety of pasta shapes as a drawing prompt.
To get started I hunted down some pasta – we just happened to have some different coloured and shaped pasta in the pantry which was perfect – shells, tubes and bows!
Then I simply glued the pasta onto the paper in a random pattern and handed them over to my kids…
We started with a line of little pasta tubes going across the page, which quickly turned into ants marching across the page.
Then there were some little green pasta shells which became caterpillars and bugs. We experimented with drawing right on the pasta to add some more details which was cool!
And then we tried some bows which became, birds, butterflies and a man with a really big bow tie!
We made a fun video to show you the whole process.
This is a super easy art project that is very low mess… and we’ve made it even easier and even less messy by making some free printable pasta drawing prompts.
If you can’t get your hands on some pasta and want to give this a go simply print the A4 sized pdfs and start drawing.
Check out the rest of the awesome Rockin’ Art Moms for more pasta projects!
Art Bar Blog: Pine Cone and Pasta Art Assemblage
Buggy and Buddy: Dyed Pasta Mosaic Art
Handmakery: Modern Macaroni Masterpiece
MollyMoo Crafts: Painted Macaroni Necklaces
Tiny Rotten Peanuts: Macaroni Mosaics
Learn Play Imagine: Painted Pasta Art
Willowday: Macaroni Pom Pom Necklace
Meri Cherry Blog: Pasta Sculptures with Preschoolers
Tinkerlab: Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge
Babble Dabble Do: Stained Glass Pasta Art
The Artful Parent: Pasta Art Activities for Kids
Pink Stripey Socks: Pasta Frames
Pysselbolaget: Pretty Pasta Pendants
Join the Macaroni Challenge!
Are you inspired to make something amazing with pasta? The Rockin’ Art Moms are inviting you all you to join in the Macaroni Challenge!
Please join us by creating you own unique pasta project and posting a pic on Instagram, twitter, or The Rockin Art for Kids Facebook Page using the hashtag #themacaronichallenge The challenge starts now andends on May 3. During this week the Rockin’ Art Moms will be sharing some of our favorite projects on our Facebook Page.
If you are in the USA or Canada each project shared on the RAM Facebook page will be entered into a fab give away, find more details on the give away over on facebook.
What arty of crafty project have you done with pasta?