Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Bugs, Earth Day, Motor Skills, Painting, Spring Crafts and Activities | 0 comments

Spaghetti painting is the perfect art activity for a rainy May long weekend, and it’s even more fun when you pretend the spaghetti are wriggly worms :). This activity is also great for strengthening those fine-motor muscles in your little ones’ hands.

Materials

  • Cooked Spaghetti
  • Tempera Paint (we used primary colours so we could also experiment with colour mixing)
  • Cups or Containers for Paint and Spaghetti
  • Paper
  • Newspaper (to protect your work surface)
  • Children’s Chopsticks (If you don’t have kid-friendly chopsticks you can use tongs, tweezers, or you can make your own by following the directions in the video below.)

Spaghetti Worm Painting

Start by adding a few ‘worms’ to each cup/ container, along with a good squirt of tempera paint. Then give each kiddo a chopstick and some paper, and let them explore!

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M couldn’t resist getting his hands in there too! It makes for a very cool sensory experience.

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As you can see, the boys mixed the primary colours to make new colours…

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The spaghetti worm paintings had a very Jackson Pollock inspired look!

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Literacy and Science Connections

We read the book Diary of Worm, by Doreen Cronin, and we also read along with some e-books about worms on BookFlix. Later today we’re going to head outside to go on an earthworm hunt so we can observe them up close.

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