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Colorful Pasta Snowflake Ornaments

Kids love incorporating the holidays and seasons into their crafts and this project does just that! Make colorful snowflakes for ornaments or gift toppers for family and friends with just pasta, glue, paint and glitter!

Start with pasta – we used the Fiori variety, but wagon wheels work well too!


First, you’ll want to let the kids design their snowflakes to make sure all the pieces fit together.


Remember, no two snowflakes are alike!


Glue the pieces together. A hot glue gun works great because there isn’t much waiting for it to dry! Just make sure to supervise your kids if you let them do the glueing.


Once dry, paint your snowflake any color you like. You can water an acrylic paint down a bit to help you get inside the crevices if you need to. An empty cereal box makes a great painting and glittering workspace.


While the paint is still wet generously sprinkle glitter all over the snowflake.


Create any paint/glitter combo you like for a truly unique look.


String with ribbon to make a snowflake ornament or give as a DIY gift!



Allison Waken is a kids’ activity and craft guru always ready to try something new. See more on her blog, All for the Boys, where she features activities and crafts that inspire creativity, play and interaction.