Move over Mr. Potato Head, there’s a new friend in town.
Not only do we love recycled crafts, we also love recycling our own past DIY projects! This adorable Mr. Pasta head is the re-invention and combination of two previous crafts: our painted pasta sculptures and quirky tinker toy creatures.
We took our pretty painted pasta shapes and wooden creature to give him a colorful hair-do or hair “sculpture” using a glue gun – a fun way for kids to try their hands at using a glue gun for the first time!
Mr. Pasta Head – Materials:
– Painted pasta (see our how-to here)
– Glue gun (this low-temp glue gun is great for kids)
Step 1. Once you’ve painted your pasta and have your wooden creatures decorated (don’t forget the pasta arms!) it’s time to build.
Step 2. Glue gun individual pasta shapes on top of the wooden blocks. Not only is it fun for kids to build “sculptures,” they’ll also enjoy using a glue gun if this is their first few times.
Isn’t he the cutest pasta head you’ve ever seen? Make a bunch and see how high you can build his pasta hair!
Check out more adorable pasta crafts below from the group:
Colored Pasta and Clay Craft | Artsy Momma
Pasta Fish Craft | I Heart Crafty Things
Pasta Noodle Lion Craft | Crafty Morning
Pasta Peacock Craft | I Heart Arts n Crafts
Hello Kitty Craft Bookmark using pasta | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.