I was watching The Chew today and Clinton was demonstrating string art. I have not seen this before, but apparently it has come and gone and is now making a come-back. I thought this was a really neat idea, seeing as I have 2 small children.
This will definitely be a fun project for us to do together. Then we will proudly display the work in each of their rooms. My nieces and nephews are visiting this week, so I thought this would be a fun project for all of us to do together and they can bring their artwork home with them for a neat memory.
What you will need:
Plywood/old cutting board
String- your favorite color or multiple colors
Image/word to trace
How to Make It:
1. Find a board – plywood, old cutting board, or tree wood – will work.
2. Print word or picture and then cut and tape it on the board.
3. Start hammering nails around outline of letter or shape.
4. Tear off paper from board.
5. Start stringing. You can use embroidery floss, thin yarn or twine. Make a slipknot and tie string to starting nail. Then string around the outline of letter or shape. Next string back and forth to fill in letter or shape and end by stringing another outline. Finally, tie string to last nail, then cut the excess.
You can print a picture from the internet to outline with nails, or you can create words or a name. I look forward to doing this on one of the many rainy days we’ll be having during our last few days of summer vacation!
Images credit: www.stringartfun.com