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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Spaghetti Sculpture--Mama Mia!

Sofie contemplates her mobile sculpted from spaghetti. When it's dry, she can peel it off the wax paper and hang it from the ceiling.

Here's What You Need:

cooked spaghetti, cooled
white glue
tempera paint
small bowls for different colors
forks for mixing each color
wax paper
CJ and Sofie select colors for their sculptures

Here's What You Do:

For each color, mix 1 tablespoon white glue with 1 tablespoon of paint.  Add one cup of cooked noodles and stir well to coat.
Tape a large piece of wax paper to the table.  The artist arranges strands of colored spaghetti in any design--make sure the pieces are overlapped and touching.  It helps to have paper towels around so the artist can wipe hands off between colors. When the sculpture is finished, put it in a safe place to dry--one to two days, or more depending on thickness.

When it is dry, carefully peel it from the wax paper.  For a colorful display, tie ribbon or yarn to one end and hang it from the ceiling like a mobile.

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