Worms are fun. We dig for real ones in the backyard, make them for lunch ( pasta ones) and even paint with them ( pasta ones again! ). I love this activity because it’s easy, different and with older children you can challenge them to paint specific shapes, or letters using only the pasta. It can also be used as an example of before and after, talk about the process of cooking and what happens to the pasta when it’s cooked.
- Gather your materials. You will need some spaghetti, a pot, some paint , a plate and some paper.
- Cook your spaghetti. Let cool but don’t wait too long it will get too stiff to paint with.
- Add some paint to your plate .
- Dip your wiggly worm in
- Print onto your paper.
- Add more colors if you wish
- Let dry.
Bizzy Bee says
So much fun! My kids would LOVE this!
crystal porter says
the worm thing is so much fun for my 2 twins Tammy and Angelle
What a great idea. We had spaghetti last night, and I wish I had thought of this.
Katherine Marie! says
I love noodle painting!!!! These worms are sweet sweet sweet– enough to eat?
ha ha, you crack me up! Loved the song and the noodle art, too!
Mrs Adept says
LOL – Oh i loved that story of Herman the Worm. It also attracted a LOT of attention from family members when I watched it.
fun!! too cute
This might be a silly question, but what kind of paint is good to use? I just went and got a ton of craft stuff since my almost three year old is a craft fanatic, but I couldn't find decent seeming paint at the dollar store – looking for suggestions, I'm sure she'd love this craft!
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Mrs. Lindblom says
Very cool! Looks like fun!
Tara Rison says
Diary of a Worm would be a great book to go with this.
My son loves that song. We just watched your video three times in a row.
This looks like so much fun! What a great way to use some leftover pasta. Thanks for the inspiration.
My daughter and I just watched Herman and you had her laughing! She wants to watch it again!
Lynnet Hardwick says
ROTFLOL!!!! Youngest (11 yrs.) and I are home from church because we are sick and this was just what we needed! We LOVED it! We may have to try the pasta painting this next week during school. I agree with Tara, Diary of a Worm would be great with this! When I saw this, it reminded me of a great resource from the from the University of Illinois on Herman the Worm:
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I love that you use pretend worms and not real worms! Ive seen real worms used and its not a good way to teach respect for nature! Thanks for a great idea!
Marianne Hopwood says
We’ve started using string instead of spaghetti for this and have had lots of messy fun 🙂 We had to stop using food in messy play after my kids started refusing to eat things for dinner that they’d been told not to put in their mouths at their playgroup’s messy play. They couldn’t understand the difference between pasta covered in paint and pasta covered in sauce 🙂