Wednesday, February 15, 2012


String Painting Art for Preschoolers

We love painting, and using a variety of painting tools makes this art project even more exciting for preschoolers--toddlers can join in the fun too!

  • paper
  • 2-3 pieces of yarn, twine, or other thick string 12-24 inches long
  • 2-3 colors paint (primary colors work well)

The Easy How To:

1.  If your child is able, let her help measure and cut the string.

2.  Fold your paper in half lengthwise (hotdog style) and set it near the paint.

3.  Dip (and coat) each string in paint--I like to encourage the kids to choose one color for each string the first time, and then let them experiment with whatever string/color arrangement they want next time.  (Be prepared to repeat this several times!)

4.  After you dip a string in paint, place it on one half of the paper.  Arrange it so one end of the string pokes out below the paper.  Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until you have 2-3 strings on one half of your paper.

5.  Fold the other side of the paper over.

6.  Press down on the paper with one hand while carefully pulling each string out with the other hand.

7.  Ta da!  Beautiful String Art!

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Cacheymama said...

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Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Andie Jaye said...

this is such a fun way to paint! we haven't tried this before! thanks so much for inspiring me and linking it up to my party!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Wow! Thanks, Lori!

Andie Jaye, It is a ton of fun! Thanks for hosting!