3D Pasta and Paper Collage

butterfly pasta
I never get tired of butterflies, they are beautiful and fascinating and a great tool to learn about life cycles. This craft came about because I was using this pasta to make dinner last night . Dinner was a hit and I love how this turned out too.You could absolutely do this with younger children I would simply dye the pasta first, and either draw a branch or just skip the branch all together and make a butterfly only 3D collage!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 3 pieces of construction paper ( blue, brown and green) large scrap pieces would be great for the brown and green. You will also need bow tie pasta, markers and glue.
  2. Start by ripping your brown paper to make a branch. Lay it out on the blue paper before you glue it down.Glue it down.
  3. Rip your green paper into little leaves. Glue on.
  4. Color your pasta with the markers. I like the challenge of drawing on something so tiny, it’s a great fine motor builder. That said if this is too frustrating dye the pasta before hand or simply leave them plain.
  5. Add glue to your branch.
  6. Add your pasta
  7. Add your antennae with a marker. Let dry.

Comments

  1. Christy says

    Your timing could not be better. We are waiting for our butterflies to emerge from their chrysalides and we have been doing some butterfly crafts. We will definitely try this. Thanks.

  2. Allie says

    Thanks!

    You can also use an orzo, ziti and a shell pasta for a caterpillar and chrysalis and make the whole life cycle!

  3. Becky says

    Such a cute craft that allows the child to use fine motor skills & creativity! I stumbled on your blog looking for rainbow activities for my preschool class. I will definitely use this this spring :-)

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