Noodle Nameplate Craft
Make personalized name tags with noodles!
- Poster board:Any color your kid likes. You'll need a piece long enough to fit your kid's name, spelled out in noodles! You could also use construction paper glued onto a thin piece of cardboard, like a cereal box, if you don't have poster board on hand.
- Assorted pasta noodles:In a bunch of different shapes, like ziti, penne, bowties and wagon wheels.
- Acrylic paint and paintbrushes:This will be to paint the pasta. If you're anti-paint, markers will work just as well!
- Embellishments:Rhinestones, glitter, sequins … anything to jazz up your kid's nameplate.
- White glue
- Hole puncher
- Hand your kid a big bowlful of mixed pasta and the posterboard and have her assemble different shapes of pasta on the paper to make the letters spell out her name. (Not sure which noodles make good letters? Elbow shaped pasta makes a great "e." A wagon wheel noodle can stand in for an "o." Try farfalle for an "x" or have your kid use a tiny pasta shell to dot his penne "i.")
- When she has all of his letters laid out on the paper the way she wants them, help her glue the pasta onto the paper.
- When the glue is dry, get her to paint or color her noodle letters.
- Let her use embellishments to jazz up her name. A little glitter to dot the "i" maybe? Or a frame of faux jewels around the whole thing?
- When everything is dry, use the hole puncher to punch holes in the top corners of the paper.
- Next, string a piece of ribbon or yarn through the holes to hang the nameplate from.
- Knot to secure in place and hang the finished creation on your kid's bedroom door or from the bedpost.
- Make this a fun party activity by giving each kid a sheet of paper and letting them craft their own personalized noodle nameplates. Or make a desk nameplate for Father's Day. What dad wouldn't want to display his moniker in macaroni?