Macaroni Challenge Giveaway: Make Pasta Noodle Wiener Dogs


I love seeing what you all are making for our Macaroni Noodle Challenge!! So much fun is happening! Remember our Modern Mommy + Me pasta necklaces? Well I had to get one more project in as I’ve had Manicotti Dachshund Dogs on the brain ever since this challenge began. So we finally made some and the kids are nuts about them!


NoodleDogs3_MerMagMaking these is super easy and pretty self explanatory. Basically you –

  1. Download and print the Weiner Dog artwork, found here. I would use a thick cardstock. Cut out the heads and tails.
  2. Using craft paint, paint as many manicotti noodles as you want dogs. Let dry.
  3. Using cardboard or a thick fiber board (say from a cereal box) cut out two long strips for the dogs legs (Just measure using  your manicotti noodle).
  4. Fold over legs for the front and the back.
  5. Glue on legs using a hot glue gun (low temp if kids are doing this themselves). Let dry.
  6. Glue on the dogs head and tail using the glue gun as well. Let dry.
  7. Color in a cheek if you wish! Now your Dachshund Dog is ready to play with!


NoodleDogs2b_MerMagThese two…this pretty much sums up their relationship. Which is awesome.NoodleNecklace5_MerMagOh and we also kept the Macoroni necklace momentum going when we made more pretty things with friends Meta and Maja Coleman. I made another sweet necklace for this cherub by stringing a long line of painted macaroni noddles together and then folding them over one another to create three dangling layers. I then tied it off and added a string up top to loop around the head.NoodleNecklace2_MerMagNoodleNecklace3_MerMag

And as we definitely don’t suggest using these necklaces as teethers, she sure is cute here. (she still puts everything in her mouth! I thought that was supposed to be over by now…sigh).NoodleNecklace_MerMagNoodleNecklace4_MerMag

And remember! You have until Mother’s day to join us and the Rockin’ Art Moms in this Macaroni Challenge!!!

BONUS: Everyone who joins us in the challenge will be entered in an amazing Rockin’ Art Moms Gift Basket giveaway. The winner will be selected at random from the entries and announced on Instagram and the Rockin’ Art for Kids Facebookpage on Sunday May 10th, 2015.

Dreamy Prize basket giveaway will include books from the Rockin’ Art Moms:


Playful (from Me!)  // The Artful Parent and The Artful Year from The Artful Parent // Tinkerlab from Tinkerlab //150 Screen Free Activities for Kid from Fun at Home with Kid // Happy Handmade (ebook) from MollyMoo


And if you haven’t yet check out our Instagram hashtag #themacaronichallenge for fun ideas. And if you missed these, be sure to check out these other creative pasta craft ideas and join is in noodling around!

Macaroni Frames // Pink Stripey Socks

Art Assemblage with Kids // Art Bar

Painted Macaroni Necklaces // MollyMoo

Modern Pasta Necklaces // Mer Mag

Pretty Pasta Pendants // Pysselbolaget

Pasta Sculptures with Preschoolers // Meri Cherry

Macaroni Pom-Pom Flower Necklace //  Willowday

Pasta Art Activities for Kids // The Artful Parent

A Modern Macaroni Masterpiece // Handmakery

Stained Glass Pasta // Babble Dabble Do

Pasta Drawing Prompts // Picklebums

Painted Pasta Art // Learn Play Imagine

Mosaic Art Project for Kids // from Buggy and Buddy

Macaroni Mosaics // Tiny Rotten Peanuts

Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge // Tinkerlab


And to recap, here’s how the challenge works: Create your own unique pasta project (or do one of our projects) and post a picture in one or both of these two places:

1. The Rockin Art for Kids Facebook Page

2.  Instagram using the hashtag #TheMacaroniChallenge 

Challenge ends on May 10th, 2015. During this week the Rockin’ Art Moms will be sharing some of our favorite projects on our Facebook Pages.

May 13, 2015


1 Comment

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    Jess @ Let's Do Something Crafty

    May 10, 2015

    I’ve loved seeing all the macaroni challenge posts, so many great ideas! These are fab x


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