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Pasta-Stamp Fireworks | T-Shirt Decorations

Pasta-Stamp Fireworks

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

Turn a handful of noodles into super-simple stamps that add patriotic punch to your holiday tees. This project is easy enough for preschoolers - and fun for older kids - making it an ideal craft for a weekend gathering of extended family.


  • Pasta shapes
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Waxed paper
  • T-shirt
  • 1-inch flat foam brush
  • Washable fabric glue (we used Aleene's OK To Wash-It)
  • Washable glitter (we used Tulip Fashion Glitter)


1. To make each firework burst, arrange a single type of pasta on the cardboard. Affix the pieces with tacky glue. Let the glue dry, then trim the excess cardboard.

Pasta-Stamp Fireworks - Step 2

2. Insert a sheet of waxed paper into the shirt to prevent bleed-through. Using the foam brush, generously coat the surface of the pasta with the fabric glue, then press the stamp firmly onto the shirt.

3. Sprinkle glitter over the stamped area, then shake off the excess (doing this over a piece of creased paper makes it easy to funnel the loose glitter back into the bottle).

4. Repeat the process to make more bursts. Let the shirt dry completely, then give it a final shake. Follow the package directions for setting and curing the glue.