Spaghetti Ornaments

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Updated on Jul 16, 2014

Want to revive the cold, leftover noodles from last night? Glitter and glue can help you out! These spaghetti ornaments take seconds to make and are a great addition to a tree, gift or window. Plus, your child gets a fun lesson in shapes and hand-eye coordination on the side. So roll up your sleeves and go raid the fridge to make some spaghetti ornaments!

What You Need:

  • Cold, cooked spaghetti noodles (no sauce, please)
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Waxed paper
  • Small bowl


What You Do:

  1. Have your child place a sheet of wax paper on the table for an easy to clean work area.
  2. Pour some glue into the small bowl.
  3. Now your child can dip a strand of spaghetti into the glue and arrange it on the wax paper into a curly S or curlicue shape. Make sure the strands are touching, so when it dries you can lift the shape off in one piece.
  4. Repeat with as many strands as you'd like. How many words that begin with the letter S can your child think of?
  5. Have your child sprinkle his creations with glitter. He may need to dab a bit more glue on them first, if it seems to have dried.
  6. When finished, let the spaghetti ornament dry overnight.
  7. Once the glue dries, carefully peel the wax paper off the spaghetti ornament.
  8. Attach a string to the masterpiece, and hang it up.