Saturday, 18 April 2020

Kayleigh's Crafts - Make Your Own Pasta Rainbow


With children around the UK putting rainbows in their windows for NHS staff and for children to 'rainbow hunt' on their daily walks, we thought it would be fun to show you how to make a rainbow pasta picture!

To make this yourself, have a look at our YouTube video or follow this step-by-step guide.  

You will need:
  • Rainbow Template
  • Pasta (We used Penne)
  • Paint
  • Glue (PVA and Stick)
  • Cotton Wool

Step 1:

Download our Rainbow Template here. You can design your own rainbow template with as many rainbow stripes as you like. Don't forget to add the clouds at the each end!

Step 2:

Add some pasta to a bowl with your choice of paint. Mix the paint until your pasta has a nice, even coverage. Leave your painted pasta overnight to dry. 

Step 3:

Take your glue stick and glue one cloud. Take the cotton wool and stick small clumps onto your cloud (trying to stay in the lines!). Repeat for the second cloud.  

Step 4:

Take your first batch of coloured pasta. Take your PVA glue and glue one side of your pasta piece. Carefully place your pasta piece in between the lines of your rainbow. Continue with your first colour until your rainbow slice is filled. Repeat this process with your other colours. 

Step 5 (Optional):

If you find your picture a little too heavy to hang. Take some cardboard and cut it to an A4 size. Glue down your picture to the cardboard to reinforce your picture. 

When you're done... 
Have a think of other types of pasta you could use for your rainbow? Can you think of other items around your house that is colourful that could be glued onto your rainbow? 


We would love to see your finished crafts! 

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