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Put a Christmas twist to the classic pasta craft this holiday season by making this festive Rainbow Pasta Christmas Tree Craft!
RAINBOW PASTA CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT – MATERIALS:
- Pasta (we used Penne for the outline, Mezza Rigatoni for the lights and Ditalini for the star)
- Liquid watercolors
- Plastic sandwich zipper bags
- Parchment paper, tray
- Pipe cleaners
- Hot glue gun
COLOR YOUR PASTA:
Step 1. Line a tray with parchment paper. Add your pasta to a sandwich zipper bag. Add several drops of liquid watercolor to the bag. Zip shut. Use your fingers to mix the watercolor with the pasta until the color is even distributed.
Step 2. Carefully place the pasta from the zipper bag in one layer on your parchment lined tray to dry. This will take several hours. We do a bunch and leave them overnight to dry. Repeat with another color until you have the colors of the rainbow.
NOTE: we dyed the Ditalini pasta yellow to make the star and the penne green. For the brown tree stand, we actually used a brown Kwik Stix paint marker as that was easier since we didn’t need too many to dye.
DESIGN YOUR TREE:
Step 1. Layout out how you want your pasta tree to look like on a piece of paper. Then use glue to adhere the pieces to the paper. Make sure there is a gap between pasta to thread the pipe cleaners. If you want to make this threading job easier, make the gap wider between pasta pieces.
THREAD YOUR TREE:
Step 1. Use pipe cleaners to thread through your pasta pieces. We didn’t leave a large gap between ours, but had we done so, we could have used yarn or string to make this a more versatile threading activity!
Pasta never looked so colorful! We had so much fun making our Rainbow Pasta Christmas Tree and hope you do as well!
Watch our step by step video below to see how we made this and how we dyed our pasta:
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