Macaroni crafts are great activities for children. On a rainy day or during “down time,” kids can work on a number of different projects. Making jewelry out of macaroni can be a really fun activity for kids and their parents. Although it may seem like a silly thing to do, it is actually quite simple. Just go to your pantry and find a box of macaroni and cheese. Save the cheese packet for an extra cheesy meal later and get creative with the pasta.
Macaroni bead necklaces can be given to friends or relatives as a cute little gift. Here is how to make one in some very easy steps. Before starting, make sure you have the macaroni, plus the following items:
If your child would like the macaroni colored, do the food coloring first by mixing food coloring and rubbing alcohol. The best type for this activity is liquid food coloring.
Creating bracelets can be completed as well by following the same simple instructions. Your child can be creative by using as many colors as he or she desires. There are several sizes of macaroni as well, and that means more variety.
Depending on the occasion, a child can mix colors that work well with various seasons. For example, you can string red and green colored macaroni together for Christmas presents or string together orange and black colored macaroni together for Halloween festivities.
Also, if your child would like to eat the necklaces created, using Cheerios instead of macaroni can be used as a substitute. No matter the preference, this is a fun activity for children and it allows them to get as creative as they want to be.