DIY Macaroni Garland

1 May 2015


Macaroni Crafts | Part 2: DIY Macaroni Garland

Macaroni is a quintessential crafting material for young children. Since this week I’m participating in a Macaroni Challenge, I rounded up our extra pieces of pasta, after making our Flower Pompom Macaroni Necklaces just to see where this might lead us and decided to double up and share a little more macaroni-making with you, too.

#TheMacaroniChallenge challenge will end on Sunday, May 3,  and if you’re still looking for more Macaroni inspiration, jump below for a few more ideas. We’d love to see what you’re doing!


Want a Macaroni Warm up? Make portraits, like this!

or bead, bead, bead away and make a garland. It makes a graphic, colourful garland!

I always loved making garland with the kids (here | here | here | here..) but hadn’t tried Macaroni when they were in pre-school. Just after a few minutes of beading macaroni, we had great colourful lengths!  (Although we’re long out of the pre-school stage, we all dove in at some point and created projects from Macaroni Mandalas, Portrait Making to a Jump Rope!)

It’s such a fun way for kids to decorate their own art spaces or place areas! Check out all of the idea from the other creatives in this challenge below after checking out how we make our garland!

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Macaroni, ribbons, scissors.


How to:
-String Macaroni onto your ribbon! Secure ends by tying. As simple as that! Macaroni Garland that’s ready to go!

Use plain pasta, spray paint, paint or color the pasta with markers. 

– If you’d like to dye your macaroni them, like we’ve done, click here for our tutorial.

– If you would like to create our flower pattern, click here for our tutorial and continue with this pattern as a garland.


Once you’ve created the sting, have fun! We’d love to see what you do with this tutorial!




Just a note about the Macaroni Challenge. It will end on May 3. We’ve loved seeing your work on Instagram and Facebook all week (marked with #TheMacaroniChallenge.)

All projects posted on the The Rockin Art for Kids Facebook Page will be entered in an amazing Rockin’ Art Moms Book Giveaway. ENTRIES RESTRICTED TO RESIDENTS OF THE US AND CANADA ONLY. The winner will be selected at random from the entries and announced on Instagram and the Rockin’ Art for Kids Facebook page on Sunday May 3, 2015

The Giveaway will include books by: 
The Artful Year from The Artful Parent // Playful from Mer Mag // Tinkerlab from Tinkerlab // 150 Screen Free Activities for Kid from Fun at Home with Kids // Happy Handmade (ebook) from MollyMoo

I hope you guys try!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!”

Below are links to all the Rockin Art Moms in #TheMacaroniChallenge with me today.

Go visit each of the on their blog for more Macaroni Inspiration and creativity!
Macaroni Project | Ana | Babble Dabble Do
Art assemblage with kids | pinecones pasta  Barbara | Art Bar
Macaroni Mosiac Chelsey | Buggy and Buddy
A modern macaroni masterpiece Ami | Handmakery
Macaroni Noodle Frames | Leslie | Pink Stripey Socks
Painted Macaroni Necklaces | Michelle | Molly Moo
Macaroni Mosiacs | Jeanette | tinyrottenpeanuts
Painted Pasta Art | Allison
Macaroni Project | Mer Mag
Macaroni Project | Tinker Lab
Challenge ends on May 3rd, 2015. During this week the Rockin’ Art Moms will be sharing some of our favorite projects on our Facebook Pages.

I love this chance to meet. Come visit our  Facebook willowday Page and like us. For more projects like this, come visit our Pinterest Page. Or join me for Instagram for daily posts, too.

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