Pasta Christmas Angel Craft Tutorial

Learn how to make easy Pasta Christmas Angels! Easy kids Christmas craft idea!

Here is a great craft to get the kids involved. I originally saw this craft many years ago on the Carol Duvall Show. Back then, I made them with my niece and nephew and my mom still has them.

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You will need:

–  Bowtie pasta:
–  Rigatoni:
–  Macaroni:
–  Alphabet:
–  Dried lima beans:
–  Thin Sharpie marker:
–  Glue – a tacky glue:          
–  Hot glue works faster, but isn’t great for young kids:
–  Parchment paper:
–  Acrylic paints:
–  Bugle beads:
–  Glitter:
–  Glitter paint:
–  Glitter nail polish (great alternative!):

Here is a quick video tutorial. You can find the full one at the end of this post!


Step 1: Gather your pasta.  

Gather dried pasta and dried lima beans

Step 2: Take the rigatoni noodle and glue it on the bow tie pasta. You want it to be more toward one end and not right in the middle.

Glue rigatoni to bowtie pasta

Step 3: Glue on the dried lima bean for the head.

Glue on dried lima bean as head

Step 4: Add macaroni noodles for arms.

They curl perfectly and look like they are holding their hands together or praying.

Glue on macaroni noodles as angel arms

Step 5: Add hot glue to the head and roll it around in alphabet pasta.

Add hot glue to the head of the pasta angel
Roll head in alphabet noodles for hair

Look at that cute do!

The pasta angel with hair

Step 6: Use a permanent marker to draw on a face.

With permanent marker, draw a face on the pasta angel
With permanent marker, draw a face on the pasta angel

Step 7: Add sticks to a piece of styrofoam or cardboard to create a drying rack for the pasta angels.

Use a piece of styrofoam and a stick to create a pasta angel dryer

They sit right on the rack, ready to dry!

Putting pasta angel craft on rack

Step 8: Use different glues, beads and glitters to decorate the angels!

Painting pasta angel craft with gold paint
Sprinkling glitter on pasta angel christmas craft

You can use these for all kinds of things.  Add a magnet to the back for a refrigerator magnet.  Glue them to a napkin ring.  As they are, you can add them to the stem of a small Christmas tree.  To create a hanging ornament, in step one, when you glue the rigatoni noodle to the bow tie pasta, add a piece of wire or fishing line between the two pasta pieces and you now have a hanger built right in.

That’s it.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Holidays and remember:  Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!


Pasta Christmas Angel craft

Here is the full video tutorial:

1 thought on “Pasta Christmas Angel Craft Tutorial”

  1. Great project! I love them all but I think my favourite is the sparkly blue angel with the silver wings. I also love the gold one. Thank you so much for sharing. This is a great craft for kids.


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