Feb 15

The Presidential Noodle Salon

by Hannah Holt »


Give George and Abe a new cut and color in honor of Presidents’ Day with this activity.

What you’ll need:

  • TheĀ Washington andĀ Lincoln coloring pages (900 KB pdfs)
  • Uncooked noodles, a variety of shapes and sizes makes this fun
  • White glue
  • Optional- rubbing alcohol and food coloring (see Step 1)

Step 1: If you want to dye your pasta different colors like we did, place the raw noodles in a ziploc bag with 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol and ten drops of food coloring. Let the color set for an hour or more. Then spread the colored noodles on a cookie sheet and let dry.* Follow this link for a more detailed tutorial.

Step 2: Print out the Washington and Lincoln coloring pages. Click on the pictures to download.

Color the Presidents’ faces and clothes.

Step 3: Give each President a new hair style, by gluing pasta to the papers.

Notes: *The dyed pasta is no longer edible.

  1. Renee LaTulippe

    HA! That is just too clever. Love how Washington’s wig came out! My boys are almost two and still not ready for arts and crafts – should I worry (Dear Abby…)? This mamma is chomping at the bit to start painting and gluing and sticking….:)

  2. Catherine Johnson

    That looks wonderful! I might have to try that, thanks :0)

  3. Hannah Holt

    Renee, I think it takes longer for boys to want to sit and do crafts. My boys would much rather jump on the couch than draw pictures at two. (My four year old still has the chipped tooth to prove it.) Of course, now that they are four and six, they love stuff like this.

  4. Joanna

    That noodled wig is awesome. I don’t remember doing this sort of stuff at home as a kid -it looks so much fun!