Shape Necklace Craft for Kids Using Dyed Pasta

We used dyed pasta and pipe cleaners to make a shape necklace craft for kids. This hands-on activity is a great way to learn all about shapes and can even be worn on your next shape walk! (This post contains affiliate links.)

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Math for Kids: Shape Necklace Craft Using Dyed Pasta~

We’ve been having so much fun with the Macaroni Challenge (hosted by my fellow Rockin’ Art Moms) that we just had to use our dyed pasta for another fun craft- shape necklaces! (Last week we used our dyed pasta to make mosaics.)

The process of making the shape necklaces provides the opportunity for kids to practice their fine motor skills, as well as providing them with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the characteristics of each shape.

And the best part, once the necklace is finished, kids can wear their necklaces on a shape walk at the park, in the neighborhood, or even right in the classroom!


Math for Kids: Shape Necklace Craft Using Dyed Pasta

Shape Necklace Craft for Kids

Materials for Shape Necklace Craft

materials for shape necklaces

Directions for Shape Necklace Craft

1. String your pasta or beads onto a pipe cleaner.

string pasta onto pipe cleaners


2. Form the beaded pipe cleaner into a shape. (Some children might need help with this step. Even if you are forming the shape for them, you can still talk about the properties of the shape with them as you’re making it. What should it look like? How many sides should it have? etc.

make shapes with pipe cleaners


3. Snip off the ends of the pipe cleaner.


4. Continue this process making different shapes. (We made a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and heart).

math for kids: learning about shapes with a shape necklace


5. Once you have all your shapes made, string them onto a piece of yarn.


6. Wear your necklace proudly!

Math for Kids: Shape Necklace Craft Using Dyed Pasta


You can wear the necklace on your next shape hunt. As kids are looking for particular shapes, they can refer to their necklace to compare their findings. Be sure to check out our post on going on a shape hunt at the playground!

Math for Kids: Shape Necklace Craft Using Dyed Pasta~


More Shape Activities for Kids



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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Math and Art for Kids: Create a shape necklace using colored pasta! You can even use it to go on a shape walk! ~ Buggy and Buddy


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