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.
400gm dried rigatoni or penne pasta
6 x 50cm lengths of string
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)