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String Paint Art

Colorful Design, Quick Crafts

overview

after just the first try, we were immediately hooked on the simplicity of the technique and beauty of the designs!

5 minutes

maker checklist

  • acrylic paints
  • cotton cord
  • small cups or jars
  • white cardstock
  • scissors

instructions

1

cut a length of cotton cord (18-24in) and dip into a small pot of paint.

2

pull the string out slowly. and gently press it against the edge of the jar (with a craft stick or plastic utensil) as you pull, to remove excess paint.

3

lower the string in a simple curving pattern on the paper, starting at the top and leaving a tail at the bottom.

4

cover with the second sheet of paper, making sure the corners line up.

5

place one hand on top of the paper, and use the other hand to gently pull the tail of the string, sliding it out from between the two sheets.

tip!

pull the string slowly, and apply a bit of pressure.

6

peel the papers apart to reveal your art – two prints in mirror image!