We are stuck inside with kids looking for something fun to do. You know those “I’m bored!” moments? So, for today we decided on a super simple and a bit messy art activity – painting pasta. Girls really enjoyed it!
I love the simplicity of this artistic sensory activity and everything we needed could be found in our home. This simple play idea can get kids engaged for quite a while with mixing colors and trying different combinations.
Supplies Needed for Painting Pasta
I have used the muffin tin to hold paint and pasta, and we made a simple drying rack using foam block (it was in a package from something we purchased recently) with grill bamboo skewers.
Enjoy painting pasta!
Both of my girls – primary school and toddler, enjoyed playing and painting their pasta each with her own paint brush. I have placed underneath a bath towel because this type of activity always ends up messy! Better safe than sorry was a motto!
This was first time toddler did this type of painting. I mean, 3D object, something not flat and she was totally up for a challenge! Of course, they used a lot more paint than what was necessary to actually paint pasta! But it’s all part of the fun! Dripping paint everywhere! Did I mention towel?
The little one is a bit of “Mom, look, I spilled it! Please, clean my hands!” and I was afraid she wouldn’t want to paint pasta because the paint was more on her hands than on pasta. Think that it really helps when she sees a big sister doing the activity with joy!
Yes, very fast they started mixing color to see what new color will come out. For an older kid, I had to bring in some paper towels. At this point, her fingers were covered completely in paint and she could start finger or hand painting!
This is one of those “Mom, I need to clean up my hands!” moments. Love my little purist! Of course, mom said: “You’ll clean it up when you’re done the painting!” I love our simple pasta drying rack – it was a nice fine motor skill practice along with painting activity!
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