Pasta Mosaic Art Project for Kids

Have you tried making mosaics before? We used a unique art material for our clay mosaics- dyed pasta! We loved using the pasta to create all kinds of unique pictures and designs (and they make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day too). This sensory art project is perfect for all ages!

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Dyed Pasta Mosaic Art Project for Kids ~

Dyed Pasta Mosaic Art Project for Kids

Creating mosaics using clay is the perfect art activity for any age. Younger children will love the sensory aspect of pressing small pieces into clay, while older children will enjoy creating their very own designs and pictures in the clay.

As our part of the macaroni challenge hosted by the RAMs, we decided to use dyed pasta in our mosaics. We dyed our pasta the day before so it was all colored and ready to go! (This post contains affiliate links.)


Dyed Pasta Mosaic Art Project for Kids~


Materials for Dyed Pasta Mosaics


using dyed pasta in kids art

Procedure for Dyed Pasta Mosaics

1. Place some clay onto a sheet of newspaper.

2. Roll out your clay to form a tile about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Cut your edges to make them straight.

3. Press the pasta into the clay to create your design or picture.


press the dyed pasta into the clay

4. Let the project dry completely.


We started off by creating flower designs in the clay.


Flower Mosaic Craft for Kids (Perfect for Mother's Day)~

Flower Mosaic Craft for Kids (Perfect for Mother's Day)~


Later we tried creating different ocean animals and scenes- an octopus, fish, and sea star!


ocean animal mosaic art project for kids


  • Try using different shaped pastas to inspire even more creativity.
  • You can even paint the clay once your project has completely dried.

More Cool Macaroni Art from the Rockin’ Art Moms

Cool Pasta Art Projects for KidsPinecones and Pasta from Art Bar

Dyed Pasta Mosaics from Buggy and Buddy

A Modern Macaroni Masterpiece from Handmakery

Pasta Noodle Macaroni Frames from Pink Stripey Socks

Painted Macaroni Necklaces from Molly Moo

Macaroni Mosaics from Tiny Rotten Peanuts

Painted Pasta Art from Learn Play Imagine

Pasta Sculptures with Preschoolers from Meri Cherry

Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklace from Willowday

Pretty Pasta Pendants from Pysselbolaget

Pasta Art Activities for Kids from The Artful Parent

Stained Glass Pasta from Babble Dabble Do

Pasta Drawing Prompts from Picklebums

Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge from Tinkerlab


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  1. So pretty! Love these Chelsey!

  2. I love these! Gorgeous results and a fun process. Thanks for the printable version too!

  3. I just love your idea, and thank you for the clay resource! You’ve really inspired me to do this with my class with all of the leftover pasta — we sure have enough. Thank you!! xo Bar

  4. So pretty! They remind me of mosaic in ancient Rome.

  5. These are gorgeous! My kids would really love the process. I’m adding it to my to do list. 🙂


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