So next up in our series of posts on 'Things to do with...' is spaghetti! These are all easy to do activities for you and your kids with stuff you'll likely have around the house. First up......
1 - Spaghetti Structures
The original idea for this came from Pinterest, but the link was spam and so I don't know the original source (apologies), but the idea is that you get dried spaghetti and playdough and make 3D structures from it. This is how I set it up for Champ, he was not impressed and the results turned out much more like......
2 - Spaghetti and playdough creations
This was something we got up to last year and yep, you've guessed it it's spaghetti in playdough you can check out the post here
3 - Cooked Spaghetti Sensory Play
This is a great activity as it's cooked spaghetti it's completely edible and so baby friendly. There's heaps of similar posts around, but if you're looking for something different try this flavoured version from The Imagination Tree or this coloured version from Creatively Blooming.
I gave the boys tongs and pots and a few small lids that I hid under the spaghetti.
It soon got messy, they pulled off their socks and wriggled their toes in it, then poured it on their heads. I stopped things soon after as they were starting to descend into chaos, but it didn't take long to tidy as it was all on a tarpaulin.
And yes, they did eat it too!
4 - Threading on spaghetti
The idea for this is based on threading Cheerios onto a strand of dried spaghetti like the ones I found on Sugar and Spice, but when I went to the cupboard I realised we'd run out of Cheerios! So instead we threaded rainbow puffs onto dried spaghetti. This was tricky so Hubby made holes in the puffs first.
5 - Spaghetti Painting
Possibly my favourite post of 2012 and also possibly one of the messiest! The boys loved spaghetti painting and I did too! You can read how we painted with spaghetti here.
6 - Spaghetti and Sausages
Now I don't normally encourage the boys to play with their food, but this was great fun. I found this on Plum Pudding, it's super simple, you get hot dogs (we used mini ones) and you thread the spaghetti through it.
Even Little Dude gave this a go, whilst Bud made some crazy creations!
And, the boys enjoyed tucking in!
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you liked this you might like to check out some of our other Things to do with..... How about foil, wrapping paper, pumpkin, pinecones, plastic bags, chestnuts, more chestnuts, acorns, more acorns, carrots and odd socks.