Pasta Love Bug Crafts


My daughter is a mix of girly girl & tomboy. She loves tutus & dressing up like a princess, but she also loves bugs & playing with trucks. In the summer she would chase around the bugs in our yard. I had to keep her from trying to grab the bees. With Valentine’s Day nearing, my little love bug & Iย were going to craft some love bugs of our own using our favorite crafting medium. It is time to break out our pasta boxes.

What you will need:

Assorted Pasta shells: Jumbo shells, ziti, medium sized shells, elbows, wagon wheels, bow ties & spaghetti

Paint – reds, pinks, purples, black

Glue Gun – **Glue guns should be used by adults only**

Directions: Paint your pasta pieces using assorted colors. A breakdown of pasta pieces & colors used for each bug will be listed below.

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Let dry.


Pasta Lady Bug

Pasta used: jumbo shell, medium sized shell & 2 broken off pieces of spaghetti.

Paint the jumbo shell red for the body. Paint the medium shell & spaghetti black. The medium shell will be the head & the spaghetti is an antennae. Let dry. Paint black hearts onto the body for the lady bug’s spots. After all of the paint is dry, use a glue gun to assemble your lady bug.

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Pasta Butterfly

Pasta used: ziti, 4 medium pasta, wagon wheel, 2 broken off pieces of spaghetti.

Paint your pieces in colors of your choice using the ziti for the body, shells for the wings & wagon wheel for the head & spaghetti for the antennae. Glue all pieces together. Let dry & finish off by painting hearts on the wings.


Pasta Spider

Pasta used: jumbo shell, medium shell & 8 elbows.

Paint the shells in your choice of colors. The large shell will be the body & the medium will act as the head. Paint the elbows black. They will be legs. Let dry & glue together. Paint a large heart on the body.


Pasta Bee

Pasta used: Jumbo shell, medium shell, 2 bow ties, an elbow & 2 broken off pieces of spaghetti.

Paint the jumbo shell in a color of your choice. You will use it as the body. Let it dry & paint black stripes around it. Paint the medium shell, bow ties, elbow & spaghetti black. The medium shell will be used for the head; the bow ties will be wings, the elbow for the stinger & the spaghetti for antennae. Glue the pieces together & add a heart to the head.


I love crafting with pasta because there are so many variations that you can use. Have fun with it & flex your creative muscles.

After our bugs dried, Mai played good bug, bad bug with them. Apparently the spider is really mean to the other bugs. ย We had to put him in timeout.

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About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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18 Responses to Pasta Love Bug Crafts

  1. Merryn says:

    I love this craft idea! Can’t wait to try it with my three year old ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thank you Merryn. I love pasta crafts. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. You always have the best themed activities any time of the year and can’t thank you enough for always sharing here ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. craftiemum says:

    How cool! Love the cute bugs

  5. What a cute idea! I would have never thought of painting jumbo pasta shells!

  6. Love it!!!! Just shared with my gf for my nieces and nephews xo:)

  7. This is such a fantastic idea!

  8. Extreme cuteness! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo.

  9. Rhonda Gales says:

    These are adorable. This post is going on my Kids Crafts board on Pinterest. I’ll be making these with my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

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