Spaghetti picture: painting or messy play

Abstract spaghetti paiting
Abstract spaghetti painting

Some children made an abstract spaghetti picture painting. Some mums painted a face, and the children added spaghetti hair. I made a spaghetti train picture for Rowan to paint. Some of the younger babies just enjoyed the feel of the spaghetti, so was more of a sensory activity.


Cook spaghetti in boiling water for only about 5 minutes.

Drain and leave to cool.

The spaghetti will be pliable, but still be starchy and sticky.

Creating your spaghetti picture:

Place the spaghetti on paper. It should stick with no glue.

Decorate with paint.

Make a mess and have fun!

My spaghetti train- colouring in activity
My spaghetti train- colouring in activity

Spaghetti hair!

Spaghetti hair!