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Farfalle Pasta Bow Tie

Father’s day is right around the corner. And we have for you this super easy DIY that you can make in no time at all!

For Father’s Day, give the men in your life some more ties but instead of those that they wrap around their necks, gift these cute little bow ties make from pasta.

Farfalle (Italian: [farˈfalle]) are a type of pasta commonly known as bow tie pasta or butterfly pasta.

Who knew farfalle pasta could be such a versatile and fun craft material? The supplies can be found in the house or you can easily get the pasta from any supermarket too. This Pasta Bow tie craft is simply entertaining for the entire family!

What you’ll need:

  • Bow tie (farfalle) pasta

  • Acrylic Paints

  • Paintbrushes

  • Cardstock

  • UHU Glue or Hot Glue


1. Paint the bow tie pasta in any color you like and let dry.

  • Start painting the bow tie pasta in your desired color.

  • Coat a few layers to create that solid color coating.

  • Let dry after applying each layer.

2. Use the back of the paint brush to create polka dots on the bow tie.

  • Use contrast colors to bring up the polka dots.

  • Dip lightly onto the pasta surface.

  • Coat paint each time before doing each dot otherwise it may become a little dry and the effect will not be good.

  • Do it on 1 side of the pasta before moving to the other side.

3. Prepare your card and choose a matching pasta bow tie.

4. Glue the pasta bow ties onto the card using hot glue gun.

  • Hot glue gun will sticks faster and better on the cardstock.

  • You can use UHU glue if you do not have hot glue glue.

  • UHU glue will also be more suitable and safer for kids to handle.

  • Allow time for the glue to dry.

Be creative and explore different patterns on the pasta bow ties!

The curves and bends of the pasta bow tie makes it rather difficult to achieve the perfect lines and it can be very challenging for beginners and kids. We took many round of failures, discarded many more and only managed to select just a handful of good ones.

Do be more forgiving on yourself and the kids if attempting different patterns, ultimately it's the thoughts of handmaking this for that special man matters and he who will appreciate it more than anyone else.


  • We recommended using acrylic paint as it dry faster but you can simply use any paint you have on hand or even spray paint over which is the fastest.

  • Always allow each layer of paint to dry completely before applying the next layer.

  • Coat a few times over till you get a solid coat. It took us around 4-5 layers to get the solid coating we desired. Be patience and you will be satisfied at the finished piece at no time!

  • Lay some scrap papers or newspaper as it can get a little messy with paints all over the place.

Your handmade Father's Day Card is Ready!

You can add any message you would like or draw on the card after gluing the pasta bow ties on. We are pretty sure any father will be extremely happy to get such a pretty card!

Get Fancy for the Gentleman and Little Man

Fashioning these pasta bow ties on an invitation card makes it great for a bachelor party, a cocktail party or a casual dinner party. It is also a great addition to any greeting and birthday cards that you can handmade and make it meaningful for any man like dad, grandpa, uncles, brothers & even bosses.

This is also perfect as a birthday invitation and a thank you card for your classy little man and a fun 'Little Man' baby shower too.

Pasta bow tie is the perfect craft that you can easily DIY for all your parties, events, and celebrations.

This craft idea is just perfect for the kids because the steps are so easy and perfect for Father's Day! It gives the kids a sense of ownership, feel proud and accomplished when giving his/her dad a card handmade by them. It’s also a great way to engage kids in this craft activity at holidays and enhance their creative skills.

Celebrating father’s day is much more than the gift.

It is about the thought put behind wanting to honor and celebrate that super important man in our lives.

It’s time to get painting and creating with your own kids this school holiday and especially a great activity to keep them occupy at home.

Happy Painting!


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