There’s something festive about crafting with pasta and macaroni over Christmas. That’s why we couldn’t resist making some fun pasta art this season! These Christmas Tree Pasta and Macaroni craft cards are perfect for kids to make! Simply make them as art, cards or even glue onto cardboard to turn them into ornaments!
And if you love easy Christmas craft ideas, be sure to see our Popsicle Stick Snowflakes with video tutorial!
This is the perfect craft for preschoolers to make, but kids of all ages will love it too! You can even add glitter to make the Christmas Trees sparkle a little bit too.
Pasta Noodle Christmas Macaroni Craft
Dying Pasta Noodles is actually a lot easier than it looks!
You may think you have to paint each noodle – but we have a quick little trick. Just grab a sandwich bag, put all of your noodles in the bag and then some paint and squish around!
Once you’ve thoroughly coated your noodles with paint, lay them out flat to dry. Preferably on wax paper. If any of the noodles are still “stuck” together they will slightly stick when the paint dries too. However, you can easily still pull these apart once the paint is dry (this may be hard for kids to do though).
Now time to make your pasta noodle Christmas Tree!
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Fusilli Noodles (or any other long noodle like a penne could work too)
– Acrylic paint – green, white, red & gold is what we used but also tempera or kids paint would work too
This pasta noodle macaroni craft is pretty simple to make! We alternated the fusilli noodles and the macaroni noodles to make the Christmas tree. The macaroni noodles are meant to be the garland on the tree so you can alternate these going up and down to look like it’s a wavy garland.
First you can make your small cards with white cardstock. Just fold over and cut to the size you’d like.
Now start designing your Christmas Tree! We easily broke off a piece of the gold fusilli noodle to make as the tree trunk. Then you start adding your green fusilli noodles starting at the bottom of the tree and working your way up. We did 3, then 3 or 2, 2, 1, 1, and 1 with each piece and length being a little smaller.
Glue each piece and be generous with the glue – if you’re not using this glue then you’ll want to make sure you have enough for it to stick the noodle to the cardstock.
You can easily break the dried pasta fusilli noodles to make it the size you need. You can even make the tree much larger and turn it into a piece of art!
Kids can have fun just gluing on the colored pasta noodles to paper too! Make these into cards or glue them onto some cardstock on top of cardboard and make christmas ornaments out of them!
And that’s it! This one is so much fun to make. We can’t wait to work with macaroni and noodles again to bring you some more inspiring noodle art ideas!
Looking for more fun Christmas crafts?
For more fun Christmas crafts, see these easy to make popsicle stick snowflakes! These are so fun to make, and we show you step-by-step in a video too!
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