Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spaghetti Painting


Hurricane Sandy has come and gone.  We were lucky and did not lose power, but we are all feeling a little cabin fever.  It was nice enough that we could spend some time outside today.  It was still windy, but pleasant.  Zayit wanted to play with some friends, so we called the neighborhood friends and invited them over for some messy play!  Spaghetti painting!

This was a very simple, yet extremely messy painting experience.  It did require a bit more planning than usual because I had to cook up the spaghetti ahead of time and allow it to cool.  I took advantage of nappy and made a pot of spaghetti noodles (they were a funky brand that had been in the pantry for a couple of years and just were not going to get eaten!)


I initially set up the table in the playroom, but thankfully, I rethought that and put everything out on the porch instead.  I am SO glad we did this outside.  It was VERY messy!  Paint was all over the place.  Spaghetti is just as messy to paint with as it is to eat.  

The finished product...



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    1. it was a ton of fun... and VERY MESSY!

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  2. This looks like so much fun - my kids love all things messy!

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    1. It really was a ton of fun and well worth the mess. The end product came out pretty darn cool and worth saving, or at least putting on our wall for a bit. Usually our messy playdates don't result in something worth holding on to for long. Have fun with your kids!

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  3. We did this with yarn. My little Mister would not touch the cooked spaghetti. Strange huh? Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

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    1. Yarn is a great idea! I imagine you could use different thicknesses to get different looks too. Maybe even holding the yarn taught and 'snapping' it? Hmmm... maybe something to try this winter!

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  4. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with the Weekly Kid's Co-op. I'm Pauline and I blog over at http://lessonslearntjournal.com. I will feature this post as part of my roundup of this week's linky party and also pin a picture from your post onto our very popular Weekly Kids' Co-op Pinterest board :).

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    1. Pauline... Thank you so much! I enjoyed perusing your blog this morning. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Messy but oh so wonderfully fun! Thanks for sharing with The Sunday Showcase.

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  6. I love the idea of a spaghetti painting party! I've featured it on The Sunday Showcase: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2012/11/17/paint-techniques.html

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring us! I love your blog... I'm now your newest follower. Thanks again and have fun!

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