Mother's Day craft: DIY pasta necklace

Looking for fun Mother's Day craft ideas for kids? Try your hand at this fun, geometric necklace made entirely out of common household materials.

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Try making this DIY pasta necklace for a Mother’s Day craft idea (or just for fun with kids)! We love the deep blue and arrow-shape of the painted and arranged penne pasta. Try experimenting with different pasta shapes and colours to create a necklace that’s totally unique.


Photo: Roberto Caruso

Photo: Roberto Caruso

  • penne pasta
  • stiffened felt
  • white glue
  • paintbrush
  • blue paint
  • string
  • scissors


1. Paint the pasta, and let dry.

2. Make a design with the pasta (ensuring that the thread can be fed through one end and out another), and glue the flat surface of it onto the stiffened felt.

3. Cut the felt around the pasta design.

4. Feed the string through and tie at one end.


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