Gia absolutely loves anything to do with being creative. She loves to paint, color, draw and do any kind of craft. So when I told her we were going to make Christmas ornaments out of macaroni she was ecstatic.
These are really so easy to do and Gia had so much fun with glitter and glue. I mean, who doesn’t love some glitter? So, if you’re looking for a fun and easy craft you can do with your child, try these ornaments! They make great gifts and your kids will have so much fun making them.
You will Need:
- 1 box of penne rigate
- 1 box of rotelle (aka wagon wheels)
- Low Temp Mini Glue Gun
- Modge Podge or other craft glue
In order to make 1 snowflake you will need 5 Rotelle and 8 penne glued together in pairs (4 pairs). I recommend deciding how many snowflakes you’ll be making and assembling the pieces first and then putting them all together. It will take the least amount of time this way. Also, if you have kids who are helping, do this step ahead of time.
1. Using a glue gun, glue together the rotelle in a T shape.
2. Glue pairs of penne together so they look like arrows.
3. Assemble the snowflakes by gluing a pair of penne in each “opening” between the rotelle. Due to the imperfect nature of the pasta it can be tough to get the ornaments to sit together perfectly. Don’t worry about it!
4. Now it’s time to get the kids involved! Using the Modge Podge or craft glue, put a thin layer of glue on the penne. I let Gia do this with Modge Podge and a paint brush. Decorate with glitter.
5. Once the glue is dry, take the ornaments outside and lightly spray them with a layer of Clear Finish Spray.
6. Then take a piece of ribbon or twine and make a loop at the top so you can hang the ornament on the tree!