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Friday, October 28, 2011

Colored & Glittered Pasta Pumpkins for Halloween



What is it about glitter that makes everything you add it to
look so pretty, sparkly & cheerful?!


We used those sparkly pasta wheels pictured above to make pumpkins!


Cute, right?!
Here's what we did:

Craft: Colored Pasta Pumpkins w/Glitter

What You Need:
pasta wheel
macaroni
green food coloring
red & yellow food coloring - to make orange
alcohol
glue
card stock - for background
2 plastic ziploc bags
glitter - (optional but oh so sparkly!)

Prep: Color Your Pasta
 To make your stem - 
1. Add a few drops of green food coloring & alcohol inside a ziploc bag.
2. Add macaroni & shake to mix well.
3. Place on paper towels and glitter as desired & allow to air dry.

To make your pumpkin:
1. Add a few drops of alcohol with yellow food coloring & mix w/a drop of red to make orange. 
2. Add pasta wheels & shake to mix well.
3. Place on paper towels and glitter as desired and allow to air dry.
*Adding glitter while the pasta is wet will help it stick*


Once your pasta is dry you are ready to make your pumpkin!

What We Did:
1. Start by drawing a glue outline of your pumpkin (minus the stem).
2. Add pasta wheels fitting them as close together as possible.


3. draw a stem with your glue and add macaroni to complete.


The Oldest Diva made 1 large pumpkin 


while the Littlest Diva made 3 smaller ones.



It was a quick craft that both girls enjoyed 
and we now have fun sparkly pumpkins to display!


What We Read:



 Do you have a favorite pumpkin craft or book?

Bern

23 comments:

  1. I love all those orange sparkly pasta on the blue. They turned out great! oh never thought of using the circle shape pastas! They would make perfect wheels for crafts too!

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  2. I love the glitter! How fun is that? Seriously, it's worth a little sparkly residue around the house when you've got such a cute piece of art to show for it ;)

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  3. Bern, these are adorable! I think I have wagon wheel pasta in the cupboard, and if so, I know today's project! Love the glitter especially. Pleeease would you share this at my party?

    oneartmama.blogspot.com

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  4. This is really cute...we love coloring pasta too. Would love for you to link this to Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land!

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  5. Thanks so much for showing me how to color pasta!! These pumpkins look AMAZING & I can't wait to make something like this at our house!! Thanks so much for linking up to TGIF Linky Party!!
    Beth =-)

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  6. OH MY GOSH, this is the cutest craft EVER! I LOVE IT! Pinning this and will DEFINITELY be doing this next year.

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  7. I found you through the TGIF linky party and pinned this idea for next year. So creative and fun! My Boogie loves glue and I love glitter so this is a win-win :) Hope you had a nice Halloween!

    Sierra

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  8. These look great! My youngest loves the arts and crafts that use pastas, rice, etc.

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  9. oh love this one! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

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  10. I featured these gorgeous pasta pumpkins at TGIF Linky Party this week! http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/11/tgif-linky-party-4.html
    Feel free to stop over & grab an I was featured button! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Beth =-)

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  11. Doesn't glitter just make everything so special??

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  12. Super creative! We'd love if you'd share with our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy weekend!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_08_13_archive.html

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  13. When did you add the glitter??

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    1. I add glitter right after the food coloring part - when they are still a little wet before drying so that it sticks.

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  14. This is adorable. I'm missing the part where you add glitter, though.

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    1. I add glitter right after the food coloring part - when they are still a little wet before drying so that it sticks.

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  15. These are really cute. I just saw your post on Pinterest. Please link this to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3 (now live).

    : 0 ) Theresa
    http://www.multiples-mom.com

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  16. How much alcohol are you suppose to use?

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    1. I just use a few drops of alcohol or even a few squirts of hand sanitizer will work if that's what you have on hand. :)

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  17. I am finding that I had to add a lot more than a few drops of alcohol to color all of my pasta. I added several tablespoons in a ziploc bag and food coloring in order to color more pasta at a time. Also, I am having to let the pasta soak in the food coloring in order for it to retain the color. Did you have to do these things also?

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    1. April,

      I didn't do a lot of pasta at once so that may make a difference. If you are doing larger amounts I would definitely add more food color and alcohol as needed to saturate. I didn't soak them in food coloring though. I shook the bag well do that everything was coated and took it out to air dry. The more food coloring you use the more vibrant your color will be.

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  18. Thanks so much for this fun craft! I'm prepping everything for my son'e Pre-K class tomorrow and have to dye a LARGE amount of pasta. Found that using vinegar in lieu of alcohol works a thousand times better if working with large amounts. I went through two bottles of yellow and one red before I tried the vinegar so just wanted to leave that tidbit here for anyone needing to do a large batch :) Thanks again!!

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  19. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your glittery pumpkin! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/glittered-pasta-pumpkin/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a fun project idea!

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