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Kwanzaa Pasta Necklace

This necklace in traditional African and Kwanzaa colors is an easy art project for a toddler.

Materials

  • Ziti noodles
  • Red, green, and black tempera paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Clear acrylic spray (optional)
  • Shoelaces, ribbon, yarn, or thin elastic cord

Directions

  1. Paint ziti noodles with red, green, and black tempera paint.
  2. Allow to dry.
  3. Spray with clear acrylic spray if you like. (Alternatively, you could use spray paint or dye the noodles using the Pasta Dye recipe.)
  4. Give your child a shoelace (or a piece of ribbon, yarn, or thin elastic cord) with a piece of masking tape wrapped around one end.
  5. Show him how to thread it through the noodles to make a colorful Kwanzaa necklace.

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Copyright 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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