PASTA NECKLACES

Pasta Necklaces

Here's an easy, super fun craft activity to do with the special little one in your life, whether camping, at the beach or at home.

Ingredients:

400gm dried rigatoni or penne pasta

6 x 50cm lengths of string

Instructions:

Place the pasta on a table or picnic blanket and let the kids thread it onto the string.  Tie the ends to create a necklace, cutting off any excess string.

If camping or at the beach, light a portable gas stove, or if at home use an element on your cooktop.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over medium heat.  Add the pasta necklaces and cook according to the instructions on the packet until al dente.  Transfer to a bowl of cold water, then drain on a piece of paper towel.

Let the kids wear the necklaces and eat the penne as they play! 

(Credits: Recipe and images from "Wild Child Adventure Cooking with Kids" by Sarah Glover)