Posted on | November 5, 2008 |
I know, I kind of skipped over a lot of the Halloween crafts, I’ll get them posted much earlier next year (is it wrong to think that far ahead?). So to make up for it lets jump right into Thanksgiving. I’ve got some more fall crafts that are easy too.
You will need:
- Dry pasta, any type that you can put a string through, like wagon wheels or penne.
- Paint, assorted colors.
- Paint brushes
- Yarn or some kind of strong thread or string.
Let the kids have fun painting the pasta whatever colors they like. This activity is frequently tied in with learning Native American culture. At least one of my kids comes home with one every year and they love to wear it and talk about what they have learned. I will say that I never keep anything made with food long. Dried pasta, beans, whatever. It’s too easy to end up with those little bugs, and if you store all the crafts together other items can be ruined as well.
After the paint has dried let the kids arrange the pasta on the yarn, threading each one onto the necklace. Once they finish, just tie a knot and you are done. You can also get construction paper and have the kids make pictures with the pasta and glue it to the paper.