The pasta heart is one of our favourites from the crafts we have made this week. We started off with a square of cardboard which I cut into a heart shape. I asked Peakles what she wanted to make with it and she immediately said ‘Pasta Heart!’
First we added a very large drop of pink paint mixed with PVA glue onto the cardboard heart. Peakles spread it all over with her brush and then with her fingers.
Once we had wiped off the excess glue from her hands she began adding different pasta shapes to the heart. I was very impressed about how independent she was as she did not ask where to put the pasta shapes at all. When she had decided that her basic design was finished she put it next to a warm radiator to let it dry.
Once it was dry Peakles wanted to paint it her favourite colours. She mixed some PVA glue with some red and white paint and then set to work. After spending a long time carefully filling in all the pasta shapes and the gaps she wanted to add some red and gold paint as well.
I asked her what would happen if she added those paints now and after a little thought she said it would just all turn pink! Peakles then decided it would be a good idea to let the pasta heart dry again. Finally she was able to add some red paint and some gold paint.
She carefully rubbed the gold paint onto the pasta shapes with her fingers and made sure that everything was secure.
After a final coat of PVA glue the pasta heart was ready for hanging up. We made a small hole in the top of the heart and tied a ribbon through it. Peakles wanted to hang it up in her room with the rest of her pasta art works!
I think the use of the pasta added depth and texture to the initial cardboard heart and I must admit I was rather impressed with this. So much so I have asked her if she can make a silver one for the dining room!
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