Coloured macaroni Have a look at this wild idea of the “Pillow Concer”workshop (Modo Bulgaria EOOD)

Coloured macaroni

You will need:

1. Macaroni (preferably penne rigate or similar, because they are straight and with bigger holes)
2. White and red pain (tempera or acrylic)
3. A plastic bag (you will colour the macaroni in it)
4. String or thread
5. Colourless nail polish or lacquer spray…

Colour the macaroni in a bag and wait for the paint to dry.

String the macaroni and cover them them with the colourless nail polish or with the spray…see the full article:

More macaroni art projects:

macaroni-art-project

 

What is ‘martenitsa’?

In Bulgarian folklore the month of March is often portrayed as a plump, cheerful old lady, “baba Marta”. The 1st day of her reign is celebrated with red and white ornaments in various designs – as bracelets, brooches, pom-poms… 
The origins of this ritual are lost in time, but the meaning is clear – they are luck charms you give away to wish good health (and good looks, too!) Friends, family, even pets and domestic animals get one.They are also a countdown to spring – you wear them every day until you see the first stork, or swallow, or blossoming tree. Then you take themartenitsa off and tie it to a branch.

 

See more ideas for Bulgarian martenitsa in KROKOTAK:

bulgarian-martenitsa