Handmade Mothers Day Gifts or DIY Earth Day Craft –DIY Noodle Frame

Handmade Mothers Day Gifts or DIY Earth Day Craft –DIY Noodle Frame

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. Handmade Mothers Day Gifts or DIY Earth Day Craft –DIY Noodle Frame

Handmade Mothers Day Gifts or DIY Earth Day Craft –DIY Noodle Frame

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 these Handmade Mothers Day Gifts or DIY Earth Day Craft –DIY Noodle Frame 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.

Handmade Mothers Day Gifts or DIY Earth Day Craft --DIY Noodle Frame
 

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.

Make it using the Same process as above.

Handmade Mothers Day Gifts or DIY Earth Day Craft --DIY Noodle Frame
 

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?

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Handmade Mothers Day Gifts or DIY Earth Day Craft --DIY Noodle Frame

23 Comments

  1. I know I am tempted to try it in Silver too.

  2. Wow looks nice—having it all painted gold really gives it a posh touch. =)

  3. Wow, what an incredibly clever idea! I never would have thought of spraying the whole frame down with silver or gold spray paint, but that really makes the frame look so elegant and not like a kids craft. Love this!

  4. Can I ask what kind of glue you used? These are awesome!

  5. What a wonderful idea! I can’t wait to do this with my little one!

  6. I love this idea and so easy for the little ones. Thank you for sharing

  7. What a great idea. Perfect for my preschooler since its so easy to do; and I can do it with her. Thanks.
    Estelle

  8. That is so cute. Perfect for the kitchen!

  9. Very cute! I have everything needed to make this.

  10. you’re so creative..’ll make this one

  11. Very cute. My 5 year old would love this. She loves making DIY frames. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great project idea. My homeschool is going to need a “make mother’s day crafts” week!

  13. What a great project for my 2 1/2 year old and I to do together! Thanks for the great project inspiration!

  14. that is brilliant! I love it. I can’t believe that is really just pasta! Super cute too!

  15. So cool!! My boys would definitely love to do this!

    Sofia
    From PDX with Love

  16. I know the spray paint really disguises them.

  17. Kerrie these would great projects for homeschool. Just don’t do the spray painting indoors:)
    The kids never touched the paint, but they were only in Kindergarten

  18. cant take credit for this one, my kids teachers made these when in kindergarten but so easy to make and you can make them in different colors to match decors!!

  19. This is such a cute idea and I know many moms and grandparents who would love it!

  20. This is so cute! I am definitely doing this with my son!

  21. This is the best pasta frame I’ve even seen before.

  22. This is so awesome! My kids would love to make something like this. It took me forever to figure out that there were noodles on the frame, lol.

  23. love this idea – I didn’t realize it was pasta noodles at 1st!

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