Pasta jewellery
  • } Target year group: all ages
  • c Time: 1 hour

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.

<p>Pasta necklace rectangle</p>
<p>Pasta necklace</p>
<p>Pasta necklace</p>

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