Penne, Rigotoni, Ruote and other types of pasta can easily be painted. So that they do not stick to a surface, use saté sticks, planted in a lump of clay or palsticine, to hold them up while they dry.
How to paint Pasta:
- Take a number of long saté sticks. Plant them in a piece of clay, plasticine or even half of an apple or even a potato. The children then thread their pieces of painted pasta onto the sticks to allow them to dry without sticking to a surface.
- You can use poster paint of watercolours to paint the pasta pieces. The Penne, Rigatoni and Ruote will take about an hour to dry.
- If you are planning a party you can paint the pasta the day beforehand so that the children can use them to make, for example, a pretty knecklace. They could also use the pasta pieces to make artwork. Here is an example, a decorated cigar box Of dit leuke sigarenkistje mee te versieren.