Pasta Art Activities for Kids

Pasta Art Activities for Kids

Try these fun pasta art activities for kids using your own dyed pasta and some arts and crafts materials you probably have at home. The possibilities are endless!

Updated April 2023

We’ve dyed pasta a few times now and have used it to make pasta necklaces, pipe cleaner caterpillars, and pasta collages. We also love using it as a poke-in with playdough. But there are so many more ways to use dyed pasta!

First, though, you must dye your pasta, which is super simple.

Now you’re ready to use the colored pasta for kids art activities!

Now that you have your pasta dyed, here’s a video showing Pasta Arts and Crafts in action! And don’t forget to scroll down to get more ideas.

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Pasta Art Activities for Kids

Pasta Sculptures

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Use the air dry clay as the base of your sculpture and poke pipe cleaners and/or dowels in the clay. String with pasta beads. Add additional pipe cleaners and pasta as desired until the sculpture is complete. Display your piece of 3D art somewhere special!

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Pasta Donuts

Press small colored pieces of pasta into a round piece of air dry clay to make a donut! Or a pizza, or a little person!


making a pasta mandala

Pasta Mandala Collage

Glue the colored pasta shapes on the paper plate or round piece of cardstock in a radiating mandala design. You can also make a face collage, or any other pasta design you like.


pasta bracelets

Pasta Jewelry

You can string your dyed pasta onto yarn or pipe cleaners to make bracelets or necklaces!

And you can, of course, use the pasta shapes with pipe cleaners, threading them on for sculptures, spirals, or even letters.


Now that you’re excited about the potential of pasta, check out some of these other arts and crafts projects from the Rockin’ Art Moms macaroni challenge!

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