What You Need:
- Tempera paint
- Pasta noodles of different shapes (including tube-shaped noodles)
- Stapler or tape
What You Do:
- Encourage your child to use the pencil to draw the shape for the centerpiece, which will form the base of his necklace, on the piece of cardboard.
- Instruct him to cut the centerpiece shape out.
- Have him paint the centerpiece any color he wishes.
- While the centerpiece dries, have him paint all of the noodles he wants to use on the surface of the centerpiece a variety of different colors. Set them aside to dry.
- Staple or tape string behind the centerpiece, coming up on the sides to form a necklace. Help your child determine how long the necklace needs to be.
- Have him figure out how many tube-shaped noodles he'll need to string onto the necklace to cover the string.
- He can now paint those noodles with yellow or gold-colored paint. Set them aside to dry.
- Have him create a design with the rest of the painted noodles on the centerpiece of the necklace. Once he's happy with the positioning of the painted noodles, he can glue them in place.
- Thread the yellow or gold-colored tube noodles onto the strings to finish the necklace.
- Help him tie the ends of the necklace in a double knot and it's ready to be worn!
Helpful Tip: A typical Egyptian color palette is gold, red, black, yellow and turquoise.