Type in macaroni and crafting in any search engine and you will find a lot of options for project ideas. This article is not about what project to make, but about what materials you can use. We have all at one point in time made a macaroni craft project either as a child or as a caregiver of a chlid. There are many to choose from such as necklaces as in this project by Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/macaronibeads/
Pasta, pasta everywhere
Upscale macaroni crafting can be made by anyone with a little imagination and an eye for the unusual. Have you walked down the pasta aisle of your local grocery store recently? The assortment of pasta’s being offered for consumption is amazing. From the smallest pastas made to go in soups to the largest lasagne noodles, there is great variety in your pasta aisle these days. What does this mean for the average macaroni crafter?
Macaroni crafting becomes art
It means that macaroni crafting now is more of an artform than just a simple craft project. With a little effort, creativity and imagination a simple macaroni necklace can be a thing of beauty. Macaroni can be dyed or colored to suit your creativity and your project idea. The different shapes of pasta can be blended, into one craft project.
Crafting a macaroni wreath with different shaped pasta can add definition and style to your project.
For this wreath project, you will need a sturdy paper plate such as Chinet makes. Visit this site for ideas http://www.mychinet.com/products . Remove the center part of the plate and create a wreath shape with the plate.
You will also need to have a strong glue so the pasta or macaroni will hold tight to the plate. Warning: hot glue is not recommended for plastic or styrofoam type plates as it will melt the plastic/styrofoam.
Choose an assortment of the many varieties of pasta/macaroni to suit your creativity. Try pasta shells, bowties and elbows. You may choose to color the pasta or leave it natural; it is completely up to you and your creativity and imagination. Tip: In the past, this writer has left the pasta natural and spray painted it after allowing it to dry completely.
It is recommended that you leave some spacing between the pasta so you can weave your choice of ribbon, thick or thin through the pasta. Weave ribbon around the wreath leaving extra at the top for hanging the wreath. Attach a separate bow if you wish. Add embelishments such as beads between pasta to add dimension to your project.
Wrapping up macaroni crafting
Macaroni crafting can be done by crafters of all ages. A little imagination and creativity can turn a simple marcaroni necklace into a thing of beauty. Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, use it to create a one of a kind macaroni wreath. You are only limited to what you can make by your own creativity and imagination. Try this macaroni wreath idea or create your own macroni craft.