How to Build a Noodle Car

By Kelly Sundstrom

Things Needed

  • Large tube pasta
  • Wheel pasta
  • Bow tie pasta
  • Craft glue
  • Tempera paint
  • Paintbrush
Kids can use dried pasta to make whimsical crafts.

Entertaining a group of small children is no simple task, especially if some of the children are energetic or precocious. One solution is to provide them with a few whimsical, hands-on crafts that are both creative and easily accomplished. For example, you can show children how to make a noodle car from differently shaped pasta pieces and craft glue. Once finished, they can customize the noodle car by painting it with washable tempera paints.

Place a large pasta tube horizontally on a flat surface, such as a table or counter top.

Glue four pasta wheels onto the pasta tube. Arrange the pasta wheels so that there are two wheels per side, placed 1 to 2 inches apart.

Allow the glue to dry completely.

Glue a pasta bow tie onto the front and back of the pasta tube. The bow ties will only touch the edges of the front and back of the tube. Hold the bow ties in place until the glue dries enough to hold them independently. Allow the glue to dry completely.

Paint the pasta noodle car using washable tempera paints. Allow the paint to dry completely.