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Painted Pasta Kids Craft

Once you learn this method for painting pasta, you will never do it another way!
2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Testors craft paint
  • Zip topped bags
  • Pasta any size or shape
  • Paper butcher, parchment, or waxed will work
  • Skewer or other disposable wood stick


  • Add 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of paint to a zip topped bag. You do not have to measure this! Just add a couple of good squirts of paint to the bag.
    adding paint to zip topped bag
  • Add about 4 handfuls of pasta to the bag. Again, you do not have to measure this! This project is really forgiving.
    painting pasta in a bag
  • Seal up the bag and then let the kids have it if you want. Just squeeze and shake the bag until the pasta looks covered.
    painting pasta using a plastic bag
  • Open the bag and check to make sure you have fairly good coverage. You can seal it up again and shake more or even add a bit more paint. Remember you don't want the pasta to get overly wet. Once coated, pour the pasta out onto some paper.
    putting paint on pasta
  • The spread the pasta out so it is not touching to dry. I just used a skewer to move the pieces around so my hands did not touch the wet paint. Then allow the paint to dry for a few hours or even overnight.
    separating pasta for the paint to dry