As we all know, Columbus Day is coming up and it's a great opportunity for us to celebrate our Italian Heritage. Wondering what to do? How about some fun holiday crafts:
Colored Pasta Flags
Soak dried pasta in a bowl of water and a few drops of food
Remove pasta, drain on a paper towel. (Repeat this step with a variety of pastas and colors)
Glue the colored pasta on cardboard in the design of the Italian and American flags, using fettucine as the flagpole.
Display as Columbus Day decoration!
Easy Italian Coasters
These are the easiest thing to make, and would be a great favor/giveaway for your guests. You can find tiles like these for 35 cents, paint them, and seal them with a spray polyurethane. Line the bottom with felt (glue it on) and you're good to go!
These can become a really classy creation. Find your favorite photo of Italy, or paint your own. When you paint it or glue it onto the tile, spray with two coats of polyurethane spray. Let dry. Line the bottom with felt. The perfect trivet for those hot pots of pasta!
Crafts are a great learning tool for kids and adults alike! These simple crafts with an Italian twist will make Columbus Day a feast to remember! Check out more celebration ideas here.