On a scale from 1 to 10, how much do you love churros? I’m definitely sitting at a 10 – if churros are around, there is no question that I’m eating them! I invite my friends over for a Cinco de Mayo potluck every May, and I am eagerly awaiting the excuse to have a bunch of churros for dessert.
Until then, I decided to celebrate one of my all-time favorite desserts by turning them into action figures! It occurred to me that penne, manicotti, and other ridged pastas look a lot like churros so I gave them a quick makeover, and voila! Wouldn’t this be a fun craft to do with kids on Cinco de Mayo?
What You Need
- Ridged pasta (manicotti, penne, or similar)
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint (brown and glittered)
- Copper, gold, and/or white glitter
- White glue
- Paint brushes
- Googly eyes
- Black cardstock
- Black wire
Paint your noodles with brown paint – you can use a few different shades for variety. Let dry.
Apply a coat of glitter paint over the painted noodles – we used Folk Art’s multi-surface glitter acrylic paint in Glam Gold. Let dry.
Use a paintbrush to apply lines of white glue into the ridges of the pasta. Sprinkle glitter over the glue – we used a mix of copper, gold, and white to imitate the look of sugar. Repeat until all the ridges are glittered and let dry.
Cut small mouths out of black cardstock and glue onto the noodles, along with two googly eyes.
Cut pieces of black wire into arms and legs and glue onto the backs of the churros.