We're switching up the focus of this blog, and moving away from Boredom
Busters and into Art Attack projects. Some of these projects we will
have done before at the library, some are new to us. We will feature two
or three art projects per week for you to try at home. See which
ones you can do, and if you get the chance, share the results with us on
any of our social media platforms, which will be listed at the bottom
of this blog.
Today's project is Pull String Art!
This is a really great project to do with minimal materials. All you need is:
- Paint (liquid watercolours work great too!)
First you want to cut some long sections of string/yarn. You want them long enough that you can create some curls/swirls on the paper, and have enough hanging off the paper to pull through.
Next, choose your colours. If you have black paper/cardstock, try using some bright colours that will really pop! Coat your string in paint (except for the part at the end you'll be holding on to), then remove the excess paint by pinching the string between your fingers and sliding them down to the end. This can be a very messy project!
Once you have the excess paint off, lay your string out on the paper in whichever design you like. Check out this rainbow pull string art, or this one done with liquid watercolours! You can fold your paper in half to have your design on both sides, or grab a second piece of paper to press down over top of it - then you'll have two designs that are the mirror image of each other!
Experiment with different colours and different designs, until you have your masterpiece (or many of them!). Grab a canvas, paint a background, and experiment with some different techniques. The only limit is your imagination!
Hopefully this project helps break up the day, and gets your family engaged in Pull String Art!
If your kids love these art projects, feel free to send us feedback or pictures on any of our social media platforms, linked below.
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