St Patrick’s Day necklace
Happy St Patrick’s Day!
This craft idea will help your toddler with hand-eye coordination and give them something fun to wear! It requires a little bit of preparation (green pasta shapes) but it’s worth it.
You will need: green penne pasta, string, green paper/card, scissors
Green penne pasta, you say?!!! OK so you have two options here. I had some preparation time so I coloured my regular penne pasta, but the other option is to buy a pack of tricolor pasta and pick out the green ones!
How to dye pasta: In a zip-lock bag put a few squirts of hand sanitiser (or rubbing alcohol) and then add green food colouring. Give it a good shake to mix is round. Add the pasta and again give it a good shake so that it is all well covered. Put the pasta tubes onto a sheet of baking paper and leave to dry.
How to colour pasta using paint (I didn’t have food colouring in green so opted to use paint instead): In a zip-lock bag put a few squirts of green paint. Add the pasta and give it a good shake. Leave on baking paper to dry out
Now cut out some shamrock shapes (of any size).