Child making pasta jewellery

Learning objectives

Develop fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.

Resources needed

  • Pasta (any shape that you like and can spare)
  • String
  • Craft paints (different colours)



  • Paint each pasta piece with your favourite colours. Let it dry.​
  • Once they are completely dry, attach them to the string to form a necklace or bracelet. ​

Allow time for the paint to dry. This activity may take around an hour.

Pasta necklace rectangle
Pasta necklace
Pasta necklace

Ways to include all learners

Can you use something other than pasta? Use finger paints, paintbrushes or dip the pasta in a paint pot. 

How might this activity support social, emotional and mental health needs?

Creativity can aid wellbeing.

Research with Plymouth Institute of Education