String Painting

My kids had so much fun with this - dipping string into paint and then dragging across the paper creates interesting designs.

String Painting String Painting

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age Any
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  • Paint (Poster or Tempura)
  • Paper
  • String


  • Step 1

  • Step 2

  • Step 2

  • Step 3

  1. Dip the string in paint
  2. Drag the string across the paper to create patterns.
  3. OR _ fold the paper in half. Lay several pieces of paint soaked string in between the two halves of the paper. With your hand on top of the paper, pull the pieces of string out carefully.


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Useful supplies

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
PrangĀ® Ready-To-Use Tempera Paint, 16 Oz., Assorted Colors, Pack Of 12
PrangĀ® Ready-To-Use Tempera Paint
Prang (Formerly SunWorks) Smart-Stack Construction Paper, 11 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 300 Sheets
Norpro Cotton Twine White, 220'/73 yd.
Norpro Cotton Twine White

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