The Clump-o-Lumps are all about creating fun for each and every one. So we’re over-the-moon excited to start the Clump-o-Lump Craft Corner! With tremendous help from Knock Knock’s manufacturing coordinator, Chelsea, we’ll share step-by-step crafty how-tos and recipes that you and the family can all enjoy. Feel free to send us your own craft and DIY ideas to email@example.com, and you just might see them in the Craft Corner!
Merry Macaroni Garlands
Grab the kids and deck the halls with boughs of pasta! This easy décor idea uses simple dyed pasta that puts a twist on the traditional garland. It’s fast, fun, and brightens any space (even after the holidays!).
What you’ll need:
• 1 box or 16 oz. of dry penne rigate that will be dyed in different colors of your choice. Note: the amount of pasta you will use depends on what you’re decorating. So if necessary, buy extra pasta. Also, learn how to dye your pasta here.
• Kid beads. We used plastic stars to complement the colors we dyed our pasta noodles.
• Cotton kitchen string or yarn
What you’ll need:
• 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol
• ½ cup penne rigate
• 2-3 drops of gel food coloring in colors of your choice
• Plastic ziplock bag (a bag for each color you use)
• Paper towels
1. Combine the rubbing alcohol and food coloring in a plastic bag.
2. Add the pasta. Make sure the bag is zipped.
3. Mix contents together. Let it sit for 15 minutes in order for the color to soak into the noodles.
4. Pour the pasta onto a paper towel and allow it to dry.
1. Cut string to size. Size depends on what you will be decorating.
2. Tie a knot at one end of the string.
3. String the pasta and the beads using any pattern of your choice. Or allow your little ones to string the pasta and beads as they please!
4. Tie a knot at the end when you’ve finished stringing the pasta and beads.
5. Decorate your tree or banister!
Use macaroni noodles. Note: we had trouble threading the elbow macaroni through the string. But feel free to use floss threaders!
Happy decorating, everyone!