Monday, 06 June 2016 13:29

Pasta Threading

Written by  Colleen

What do you do when it's 7am, you've reheated your coffee twice already but haven't DRANK any yet, ANNNND now your child asks to "do a craft mama?”

PLAYDOUGH! Thank you, playdough. I saw this image on Pinterest a while back of threading pasta on a skewer in playdough so instead of her usual cutters and playdough stamps, I grabbed some Popsicle sticks I had lying around and some dry rigatoni from the pantry.

I showed her how to roll the playdough into a ball and insert the stick. Then thread the pasta. She loved it!

G threading pasta

She played "noodle sticks" as she named it for THIRTY MINUTES! Yup! Thirty glorious, quiet, early morning minutes.....and I finally got to drink my coffee.

G hard at work

PS: I was in love the creativity and exploration she had by the end!  Here's Ginny and her "noodle puppies.”

G and her noodle puppies



Colleen is a former Kindergarten teacher and early childhood educator turned stay-at-home mommy. She's an educational consultant with Usborne Books & More and has a passion for literacy and early childhood education! She enjoys reading and spending time with her toddler, G.