I can not take credit for this as an original idea as two of my children did this project in Kindergarten. I think it was so adorable and would make incredible gifts that I had to share. It is also a very simple project that any age child can accomplish this with a little help. This would work great for a preschool project too, using fine motor skills to pick up the pasta! This would make an incredible handmade mothers day gifts or even a DIY Earth Day Craft.
The first one is great for Earth Day as you use cardboard as the backing. Design a large frame and cut it out of the he cardboard. Best done with an exacto knife and by an adult.
Glue on all types of pastas.
Spray Paint the entire front of the frame with gold or silver spray paint.
Once it is try, tape some artwork to the back and you have gallery art.
Told you they were simple.
This next one is best for gift giving as it is small and you can make multiple frames in a short period of time. What teacher or mother would not love this frame as a reminder of your child? Plus it costs no more than $3 a frame, if you already have the spray paint or you make multiple frames. This was done as a class project for handmade mothers day gifts.
This frame was made with the inexpensive $1 frames you can find at Michael’s Stores. You know the ones, unfinished, no glass front. Feel free to buy a more expensive one with glass, the recipient will want to display your art work.
Same process as above.
Have the child attach all sorts of pastas.
Spray the entire frame with gold or silver spray paint. Definitely do the entire frame since this won’t be on a wall.
Add a picture and it is ready to give as a homemade mother’s day gift or as a DIY Teacher appreciation gift.
What is your favorite craft/ gift your child made at school?