Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Kid Craft: Macaroni Art

Are you ready for another super easy Craft Project for the little ones?  This one was great. Easy, fun and did not require any special materials.

See how we made these after the jump:

Materials needed:
Various dried pasta shapes and beans
heavier weight construction paper

kid craft, macaroni art

I used some household items to trace out the flower and a ruler to create the stick figure.

Then we just used the glue to trace out the picture.  I just let them loose with the macaroni.  This project took very little preparation or supervision...

kid craft, macaroni art

Finished products:

This was supposed to be a skeleton, but somehow it turned in to a transformer, with a gun.   Shocker, I know...  He wants to frame it, I might try to figure something out and surprise him.

While we waited for our macaroni artwork to dry, we treated ourselves to a Princess Luncheon.  We even invited the King. He refused to dress for the occasion.  Shame on him...  

I just wanted to add a little note to update about our macaroni art...  My parents are visiting, and everyone was on our back porch hanging out last evening.  The kids brought their artwork out to show off to Nana and Papa and we accidentally left them outside overnight.  I came outside this morning to find that the raccoon's had a feast out of our macaroni art!  So, lesson learned...  Never leave your Macaroni Artwork outside!

I will be linking up to some of the fabulous linky parties listed here:


  1. Fun! Always a crowd pleaser....thanks for the littlest one has has never done this.

  2. What fun! I will definitely have to do something like this with my boys soon. We are desperate for fun, indoor activities with how hot it is right now.

  3. What a fun project for the kids - and their pictures turned out sooo well!

    I hope the King was embarrased to be caught in such a casual state of dress on a formal occasion such as this!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. oh macaroni art the first masterpieces of young artist

  5. How cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I'd love to have you visit our first linky party this Thursday! It's a party specifically for kids and teenagers craft and other ideas, so your idea will be absolutely perfect! Hope you'll stop by!

  6. Fun! I totally remember doing that at school when I was a kid. I will have to try it with my boys. Thanks for sharing!
    Jenn :)

  7. Your kids are adorable. Love the princess' pose in that last picture :) The macaroni art turned out to be really good.

    I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. See ya at the party.

  8. What a fantastic idea!! My toddler loves doing projects. I am definitely going to give this a try with her!!

  9. Ahhh, so sweet. Brings back happy memories of my kids making these. Thank you for linking it to Fab Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

  10. so fun! we just made macaroni dinosaurs and I use it all the time in our ABC crafts & such! I LOVE macaroni art & so do my girls!

    Want to invite you to share on my weekly child centered linky party (open Sat night thru Thurs.) The Sunday Showcase -



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