Monday, April 18, 2011

Pasta Petals Project

{Pasta Petals by Mia, Age 4}
While cleaning out the pantry, I came across some expired pasta -- really, really expired. Mia wanted to do a craft so I decided they could be made into flowers (although my husband said they look like pinwheels). Problem solved. I won't feel guilty about wasting food. And I don't have to serve pasta that has apparently been in our house longer than Mia!

  • paper (or cardboard)
  • glue 
  • pasta
  • scissors
  • drinking straws
  • buttons
  1. Decide on the arrangement for your flowers.
  2. Glue buttons onto construction paper be the centers of the flowers. You could also use cardboard if you want something sturdier.
  3. Arrange pasta around the buttons and glue down to form the petals. We used Kroger Rainbow Salad Twirls, but most any pasta would work. We liked that there were three different colors already, but you can paint or dye plain pasta if desired.
  4. Cut drinking straws to desired length and glue onto paper to form stems for the flowers.
  5. Once the glue is dry, display your artwork.

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