Thursday, August 11, 2011

Noodle Art Tutorial

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Looking for something to do with the kids?
This is pretty darn easy!
They are sure to have fun.
And it will keep them entertained inside away from the heat.

Noodle Art.

Or you can make Noodle Necklaces.
But if you do, I recommend getting straight noodles.
My kids are still working on those fine motor skills
so the macaroni noodles were a bit of a challenge.

Next time I know better.
And I'll warn you now, you WILL wear a necklace.
No way around it.

Now, back to to Noodle Art.

Here is what you need...
  • Noodles (your choice or choose several)
  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Food coloring
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Ziplock bags
  • Paper towels
  • Wax paper (optional)
  • Plastic containers (optional)

Now, let's start by dyeing the noodles.
Beware, it can get messy with little hands!
  1. Take 1 tbs of rubbing alcohol and put in a bag.
  2. Put a few drops of food coloring (just one unless you are up to mixing).
  3. Mix together well and add about 1 cup of noodles.
  4. Shake the bag well, coating all the noodles, we did it for a few minutes. Each child took a turn with each color and they LOVED it.
  5. Lay out wax paper (to protect your table).
  6. Place paper towel down and dump the noodles on there. Let dry for about an hour.
  7. Repeat for all other colors.

After the noodles are all nice & dry,
it is time to get to creating some fancy artwork!
I let the kids pick out their color paper.
And to encourage some learning,
we decided to do first initials and shapes.

Basically, all I did was draw the letter and the shapes
on to the paper in the SAME COLOR marker.
By doing this, you barely see the lines after everything dries.

After this step, I used regular glue and went over the marker lines.
The kids got a bowl of noodles each.
I recommend only doing 1 shape or letter at a time and then
when they finish, put glue on the next shape/letter.
This way, your glue doesn't dry before they get to it.

Don't hang it right away!
I would let it dry for a couple of hours.
Then hang anywhere in the house!

{gotta insert SIG in there somehow}
This activity took all afternoon for us.
A great way to keep little hands busy!

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1 comment:

Miranda said...

Zeke loves pasta art too! Although he eats it too... Strange boy! (Don't worry, I only used water, no alcohol!)

With threading, its easier at this age if you tape a matchstick or a little bit of a drinking straw along the first inch or two of the threading end of the string or ribbon. The firm bit gives them something to grip & is easier to push through the holes. For macaroni, something flexible like a pipe cleaner works well. Just leave enough string to cut it off before you tie the ends.

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