These bow tie pasta ornaments are SO CUTE! This fun and simple Christmas craft for kids is super easy to make, and it’s so pretty and festive!
Create a Christmas tree shape using dried pasta noodles then decorate it with colourful buttons, pom poms, or rhinestones as the Christmas ornaments. This activity is lots of fun, and it’s a great way to keep the kids busy during the holiday season!
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How to Make Bow Tie Pasta Ornaments
Create a fun homemade ornament using dried pasta! This bow tie pasta Christmas tree is so pretty and it’s really easy for kids to make.
Check Out The Video Tutorial:
Step 1: Find what you need
Step 2: Paint a piece of cardboard
Step 3: Add pasta to the cardboard
Step 4: Paint the pasta tree
Step 5: Cut out the Christmas tree shape
Step 6: Decorate the pasta Christmas tree
- If you don’t want to use hot glue, white school glue or tacky glue will work as well. You’ll just have to wait a little longer for the glue to dry.
What type of noodle is used to make these pasta ornaments?
We used dried bow tie pasta (also called farfalle pasta) to make these pasta ornaments. The shape of the pasta looks just like the branches of a Christmas tree!
Can I make a 3D bow tie pasta Christmas tree?
Yes, you can definitely make a 3D pasta Christmas tree! We made a Christmas tree using shell pasta last year (and it was SO PRETTY!), but you can also use bow tie pasta and overlap each layer a bit.
What type of paint is used on these bow tie pasta ornaments?
We used inexpensive acrylic paint to cover the cardboard and the dried pasta, but you can also use tempera paint. Or dye the pasta beforehand using food colouring or liquid watercolour paint.
Is there an easy way to cut out the Christmas tree shape?
If you want a really nice Christmas tree shape you can print off one of our Christmas tree templates! Then trace the tree shape of your choice onto the cardboard after painting it and cut out the shape. Then you can glue the noodles onto your precut Christmas tree shape.
What can I use as Christmas ornaments on my bow tie pasta Christmas tree?
This bow tie pasta Christmas tree ornament is super cute! It’s so fun to use noodles to create festive art that can go on your Christmas tree!
Here’s even more Christmas tree craft ideas:
3D Pasta Christmas Tree
Christmas Salt Painting
Marbled Christmas Trees
Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!
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