Baked Ziti Pin for Swapping

swap_zitiSwap pins that look good enough to eat.

You need:

  • Ziti Beads
  • Brown, Red, Yellow and White Acrylic Paint
  • Mini Altoid Metal Containers
  • Tacky Glue
  • 1″ Jewelry Craft Pins
  • Pen or Fine Point Markers
  • SWAP* Tags (not shown) (optional)


Use crumpled tissue paper scraps or scraps of craft foam to fill most of the empty mini container. Spread a layer of tacky glue on top. Sprinkle a handful of ziti beads on top. Mix some red paint with brown paint to make the sauce. Drip it over the beads but don’t cover completely. Mix some yellow and white paint for cheese. Drip it sparingly over the sauce. Peel and stick a flat back pin. If you are using optional SWAP* tags, write your message on the tag and slide onto the pin. Close pin.