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Pasta necklaces

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orderinformation Thu 28-Mar-13 20:32:55

If making pasta necklaces with a toddler:

- what pasta? Macaroni? Penne? Other?

- what to string them together with? Wool?

- what to use at end of the wool instead of a needle?

Thank you!

chocolatetester1 Thu 28-Mar-13 20:36:40

Paint first if needed, penne/rigatoni and string cos it's stiffer than wool so no needle necessary.

chocolatetester1 Thu 28-Mar-13 20:38:07

Just remembered, you can tie a small bead to the end of the string and then it will drop through the pasta.

Bearandcub Thu 28-Mar-13 20:38:36

If you want the string to be stiff, dip in paint then leave to dry.

Trumpton Thu 28-Mar-13 21:19:19

We used wire bag ties to make "needles" twisting them around the wool. It's also a good idea to Sellotape the spare end of the wool to the table.

orderinformation Thu 28-Mar-13 21:21:07

Oh brilliant thanks. Can't wait to do it now.

chocolatetester1 Fri 29-Mar-13 10:52:01

Stealing trumpton's ideas grin

YoullNeedATray Fri 29-Mar-13 19:23:26

Round shoelaces work well as thread too - the aglets on the end work a treat to slide through.

cate16 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:29:10

If it's for a toddler to wear, I like to use wool - one that snaps easily if it gets caught on anything....

orderinformation Fri 29-Mar-13 21:21:10

Shoelaces - of course. Poundland?

MercedesKing Sat 30-Mar-13 03:14:26

Sounds pretty fun, can't wait to have a try on that too. grin

chocolatetester1 Sat 30-Mar-13 10:08:29

Good point Cate.

MERLYPUSS Sat 30-Mar-13 18:44:08

Sellotape the end of the wool to make an aglet. (Yay! I get to use this <word)

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