Smiling like Sunshine: Spaghetti painting

Friday, 1 July 2011

Spaghetti painting

Defne got very excited with the idea of spaghetti painting. Spaghetti painting is a sensory activity as well as one that fosters creativity.

I cooked some spaghetti, squeezed some paint (red and blue) on a tray.

I love the messy hands

She enjoyed squeezing the pasta and playing with it.
We also talked about the colours, how red and blue turned into purple.
This time using a black paper

and here are the finished paintings:I really like how they turned out.

This looks like marble painting
This is also very pretty.  Defne wanted to stick some spaghetti on this one.

Happily shared with It's Playtime, Play Academy, Playopedia, Preschool Corner and Something for the weekend


  1. I love that idea! Fantastic! xx

  2. Fantastic idea! I've done this with string but how much more fun is spaghetti?!

  3. What a cool idea! Messy but what fun! Found you via play academy link up and am now following your blog!

  4. Love this idea, definitely on my 'to do' list!

  5. Thanks,I'm glad you like it :)

  6. Color making :) I love that you took such a fun activity with great sensory experience and also made it a learning experience with mixing colors! So much fun!

  7. I'm back! Had to let you know that I featured some ways to play with colors and learn about them on this week's It's Playtime - and included this way to learn about mixing colors!


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