Day #12 Noodle Doodle Doo!
by Sara le Roux, Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District
If you’ve never used maize noodles (a.k.a ‘magic maize’ in some stores) then you are missing out on an awesome crafting experience. They can be used for all sorts of collage activities, and are great fun when used to create maize sculptures.
Maize noodles are completely safe, biodegradable, and stick together with plain old water! Hours of fun with no sticky, gluey mess to tidy up afterwards!
What You’ll Need
- A Noodle Doodle Activity Pack – if you can’t get your hands on one of these packs you could always buy the maize separately and use some colouring sheets
- Water – we used a wet paper towel so that we didn’t have a puddle on the table!
- Colouring pens – we used Crayola washable markers
Boo has never had a go with noodle doodles before so I was really looking forward to this. The first place to start was to have a go at colouring the dinosaur sheets – remember we’re trying to encourage him not to bash the felt tips when he is using them 🙂
Unfortunately I had also left the maize noodles on the table so I was fighting a losing battle when it came to getting Boo to ignore those!
I showed Boo how to ‘dip dip’ his maize noodle onto the water and then stick it to the paper.
So with a careful ‘dip dip’ every few seconds, Boo happily collaged his picture whilst Mummy had a go at some noodle modelling – not too shabby eh?
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 15 minutes
Safety Tips: Although the maize is safe to use, make sure your child doesn’t mistake them for cheese wotsits and try to eat them all!
Day #12 DONE! 88 to go!