Boil pasta until soft, but not mushy (a little oil added to the water keeps pasta from clumping). Drain and rinse with coold water until it is cool enough to handle. Now your kids can pput their noodles to paper, shaping them into flowers or faces and stretching them into scenic landscapes. If a child wants to keep a favorite drawing, cover it with waxed paper and top with a heavy book so that it will dry flat (the pasta will adhere even after it hardens). Other pasta shapes also work well, keds can make a poodle out of elbow macaroni or a fire truck from a lasgna noodle and wagon wheels.