Pasta Heart Hanging Decoration

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!’

Pasta Heart
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.

painting a simple heart cut out
painting a simple heart cut out

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.

gluing the pasta onto the heart
gluing the pasta onto the heart

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.

Painting the pasta pink
Painting the pasta pink

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.

Red paint on top of pasta
Red paint on top of pasta

She carefully rubbed the gold paint onto the pasta shapes with her fingers and made sure that everything was secure.

Gold paint added to pasta heart
Gold paint added to pasta heart

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!

Different pasts crafts
Different pasts crafts

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!

#KBN #50CraftMaterials   #getyourcrafton

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  1. Great idea – I love the combination of sensory and craft going to give it a go with T later this week (she’s going to love it I can already tell).

    Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots last week and just popping by to let you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.

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