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Dinosaur pasta bracelet

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Preschoolers will need some help with these dinosaur bracelets, which make great holiday gifts, if you can get the kids to part with theirs. Better make extras!
Dinosaur pasta bracelet
What You Need: dinosaur shaped pasta; liquid food coloring; zip-close plastic bags; plastic lace (such as Rexlace); metal jump rings (found in jewelry aisle of craft stores).
How to Make It: Separate dinosaurs equally into zip-close plastic bags. Add food coloring and a bit of water and shake to coat pasta (kids love sorting the dino shapes and shaking the bags). Let pasta dry on newspapers, stirring occasionally so they don’t stick. Once dry (adult job), carefully pry open jump rings (in a sideways motion; don’t spread them apart), thread through dinosaur and carefully close back together. String as many dinos as you’d like on plastic lace and tie to secure. (An easier alternative: Don’t use jump rings; just string dinos on lace.)

Colored pasta necklace or bracelet

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Here’s a classic that would make a fun Father’s Day or Mother’s Day gift or just a fun project for anytime.
What You Need: Pasta with holes (ziti, macaroni, etc.), food coloring, plastic lace, zip-close plastic bags, craft stick, newspaper.
supplies to make pasta necklace
How You Make It: Add 1 Tbsp. food coloring to 1/4 cup of pasta in a zip-close bag and shake to coat (adult can add coloring and child can shake the bag). Pour pasta onto aluminum foil to dry, speading into one layer with craft stick. Once dry, string on plastic lacing and tie securely.
pasta necklace