Pasta Picture Frame


To make a framed picture, you will need: a ruler; a pencil; scissors; a photograph or a picture cut out of an old magazine; poster board or cardboard; glue; and uncooked pasta (broken spaghetti, elbow macaroni, pasta bows, alphabet pasta, etc.), rice, or lentils.

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    Cut out a piece of poster board or cardboard 2″ (5 cm) longer and 2″ (5 cm) wider than the photograph or picture you are going to frame.

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    Glue the photograph in the middle of the poster board, leaving a 1″ (2.5 cm) margin all around it for the frame.

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    Arrange the pasta, rice, or lentils around the frame, then glue in place and let dry. If you are using alphabet pasta, you could write, “Dad,” your name, a greeting, or any message you like.

[photo] Illustrated by Emily Kawasaki; Photo by Matt Reier