Friday, August 26, 2011

Easy Pasta Necklace For Preschoolers

Trying to find a craft for our little tykes. We have been running around likec crazy trying to get school supplies and clothes for the older kids. Now it's time for the little one. With a little help from Mom he/she can make a pasta necklace.

  • Macaroni (alternative: penne or ziti pasta)
  • Paint (alternative: magic markers or food coloring and rubbing alcohol)
  • String

The pasta for this project can be colored a number of ways. Kids can paint it, color it with magic markers or use food coloring to do the trick. For the last method, add rubbing alcohol and a few drops of food coloring to a Ziploc bag and mix the contents around until all the pasta is coated with color.
Once the pasta has dried, it can be strung onto the string in all sorts of attractive designs, and then, it's ready to be presented to mom.


Books related to our topic--

"This is a fun story set with a western theme. The story has colorful, delightful illustrations and is a hilarious tale of a young girl who must save her family and the entire town of El Pasta from an evil gang. It is clever, cute and funny and readers young and old will love it"~Beth Rowe


"My 5 year old was having trouble deciding which bedtime story to choose when I began reading "It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel" outloud. Within seconds, the delightful words and outrageous answers had caught his attention, and he snuggled in with me to read the rest of the story. He never once lost interest, answered all the questions correctly (not a great feat, given the choices, but he felt successful nonetheless!!), and was thoroughly intrigued by searching for the not-so-easy to find letters. Great book!"

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