Unlike the summer-camp stuff you inflicted on Mom, these chunky creations are pretty chic. The trick to a sophisticated strand? Use fancy pasta shapes and gel-based or liquid food coloring in neon (available at craft stores) to create eye-catching hues.
Kids from age three to nine love pasta crafts, having something light and beautifully textured to work with. Check out these painted macaroni necklaces with links to 14 cool pasta crafts and art projects