I got this idea from Pinterest a couple of years ago but had forgotten about it until a parent gave me a packet of out of date spaghetti.
The children thought it was hilarious that they were going to paint with spaghetti rather than paint brushes. Some were not too keen on the actual texture of the cooked pasta but the majority enjoyed dipping it into the paint & then making it 'dance' across the page - in fact a lot of the children actually danced while doing this activity!
One child said he felt like a spider making a web, as he dragged the pasta around the page.
* Please don't flood my post with comments about how much you disprove of using food in play. I am well aware many have issues with this but so far in N.Ireland it hasn't been a major issue & this spaghetti was out of date*