The items needed to make glitter pasta decorations

How to make glitter pasta decorations

Get crafty with the kids this Christmas and make these easy pasta decorations. String these glittery pasta bows from your tree in place of tinsel.

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For this craft you will need:

  • farfalle pasta
  • paint brush
  • PVA glue
  • red and gold glitter
  • needle and string

Step 1

Bring a pan of water to the boil over a medium heat and cook the pasta for 10 seconds until softened slightly. Drain and leave until cool to the touch. Brush the pasta bows with the glue and cover with red or gold glitter, tapping the excess onto a sheet of newspaper so the glitter can be re-used. Continue until all the pasta bows are covered, then leave to dry for 30 mins.

Step 2

Thread a needle with thick string, then carefully pierce through the crimped middle of one of the pasta bows so you can still lay the bow flat. Tie a knot on either side to hold it in place, then continue with the remaining pasta bows, alternating between red and gold until you have threaded all the pasta and knotted them in place.