This pasta flowers craft is so fun and creative! Glue together dried pasta noodles and paint them to create these beautiful pasta flowers that are SO EASY to make! It’s such a fun craft to celebrate the beauty of spring and summer flowers.
Add your pasta flowers to a vase, to appreciate them from all angles, or lay them flat on a tabletop. Either way this pasta flower craft makes a great homemade gift for grandparents and parents. Make them for Easter, Mother’s Day, or just because!
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How to Make Pasta Flowers
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Step 1: Find what you need
- Gather your supplies and materials.
- To make a variety of pasta flowers you'll need at least 3 or 4 types of pasta. We used 6 varieties of dried noodles to make our pasta flower craft: rotelle (wagon wheel), macaroni, penne, pennette, fusilli, and shells.
Step 2: Form the pasta flower
- Place parchment or wax paper on your working surface. This will allow you to easily peel the glued flower off when you're finished.Arrange the pasta on the parchment paper to make your flower shape. For this flower we used a piece of shell pasta for the center, with eight pieces of fusilli as the petals.
- Once you're happy with your pasta flower design, pick up one of the pieces of fusilli and add a bit of hot glue.
- Glue the fusilli to the center shell.
- Continue until you've glued all the pieces of pasta to the center.
Step 3: Attach the stem and leaves
- Add hot glue to the center back of your flower.
- Press a wooden skewer into the hot glue and add more glue on top to secure it. This is your flower's stem.
- Add a dot of glue to the end of a piece of pennette.
- Attach the pennette to the side of the wooden skewer. Add a second piece pointing in the opposite direction.Your flower stem now has leaves!
Step 4: Paint your pasta flower
- Use red acrylic paint to cover the front of the flower petals, leaving the center shell unpainted.
- Flip the flower over and paint the entire back of the flower, including the top of the skewer.
- Be sure to paint the sides of the flower so that all of the fusilli is covered.
- Flip the flower over and add yellow paint to the center shell.
- Paint the stem and the leaves with green paint. Allow to dry and do a second coat of all colours, if needed.
- Your pasta flower is complete.
- Be generous with the hot glue! You need to add enough hot glue that the flowers won’t fall apart when you paint them.
- For an easy way to display these pasta flowers, use a mason jar as a vase and extra pasta as vase filler!
What paint is best for making pasta flowers?
Acrylic paint offers such great coverage on the pasta. We gave our flowers two coats of paint, and we love how bright the colours are!
You can also use spray paint on pasta, or even dye the pasta with food colouring before gluing the flower together.
What glue is used for this pasta flower craft?
We used a glue gun to put these pasta flowers together. It works really well, and we like how the glue sets almost immediately.
If you’re making these flowers with children, you can use a low-temperature glue gun. It works just like a hot glue gun, but it’s much safer for little hands.
If your little ones can’t be trusted with any kind of glue gun (trust your instinct!) you can use tacky glue to make your pasta flowers. Tacky glue works really well, but it takes a long time to dry, so you’ll probably have to leave your pasta flower overnight before you can paint it.
How else can I personalize my pasta flowers craft?
Add a pom pom to the center of the flower, sprinkle glitter on the paint before it dries, or even add the pasta flowers to the front of a card!
If you do glue your flowers to cardstock, you can use spaghetti or linguine for the flower stem. You could also use a pipe cleaner for the stem, or even paint one on the paper.
How many types of flowers can you make?
We made five different varieties of flowers, but you can make as many different kinds as you’d like! Look at a picture of your favourite flower and then match that style and shape to the types of pasta you have. It’s all about experimenting and using your creativity!
We loved making pasta snowflakes this winter, so it was an easy decision to make a similar craft celebrating spring and nature. These pasta flowers are such a pretty and colourful craft, and they’re so inexpensive and easy to make!
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