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Pasta Painting

by on Aug 19th, 2010

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I’m the type of teacher who really likes those messy art activities! I feel that children are able to express themselves better this way! I like that they are free to be as messy as they want to be for a while. That being said, this activity I’m about to share is one of my favorites! It wasn’t as messy as I imagined it to be since the kids were in their school uniforms, but it was still a lot of fun!

We were on the topic of long and short but instead of using yarn, we decided to use some spaghetti noodles! The texture is different, plus, the children feel excited to be able to paint using something they actually eat. A new and different experience = A LOT OF FUN!


What you will need:

  • Spaghetti noodles (cooked)
  • Different colors of paint





Let the children enjoy this activity with just 2 easy steps… DIP and PAINT!








Cheryl Golangco is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes various articles to Follow her on Twitter

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  • Reply » Ana August 21, 2010

    ang ganda!!! love it! <3

    • Reply » Cheryl Golangco August 22, 2010

      Glad you liked it ana! :) You should try it with the kids! It’s such a fun activity that will surely tap on the kids’ creativity! You can even ask the older kids to tell you something about their art work! :D

  • Reply » Wendy Tomlinson September 12, 2010

    I used to run a Nursery School. We had 5 seperate rooms for different activities and my favourite was the messy room (arts/crafts room). We used to do pasta painting with the kids too. It was always a massive hit.

    • Reply » Cheryl Golangco September 12, 2010

      I love art/messy rooms! Unfortunately our school does not have this, but I have seen a school with one. The tables and walls were full of paint stains! The more paint stains there were, the prettier the room became!

  • Reply » Jess Fernandez November 12, 2010

    Perfect! Our theme for this month is about food and art!! I can tap both themes in this activity!! Thanks Teacher Che! =)

  • Reply » JDaniel4's Mom April 25, 2011

    The artwork is wonderful! What a great idea!

  • Reply » Ally April 26, 2011

    Love the painting with food idea – great for the youngest ones!

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