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Library Lion Pasta

This craft was inspied by Library Lion. To learn more about the book and to see all our Library Lion activities, click here.

Have a roaring good time playing with your food when making this Library Lion Pasta. Basic pasta-and-tomato sauce is transformed into something special when forming the lion's mane. 

After the pasta is topped with the sauce, let young readers spoon it around a toasted sandwich round. Add features with any spare ingredients you have on hand. 

Library Lion Pasta

Library Lion Pasta

Ingredients for Pasta

  • 12 ounces whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 jar tomato pasta sauce
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and top with pasta sauce. 

To Make a Lion

  1. Toast a sandwich round. Lightly butter (this would also make good garlic bread). Place sandwich round in the middle of a large plate. 
  2. Spoon pasta around outside edges of sandwich round to make the mane. 
  3. Get creative when making the features on your lion. We used sliced olives for eyes (from a veggie pizza in the fridge!) , a sundried tomato for a nose, chow mein noodle wiskers, pieces of string cheese for the mouth, and slices of baby carrots for the ears. 



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