This kids craft is so fun and the results are always stunning.It can be customized in so any ways, from the shape to the way it works up. This Easy Kids Stitched String Art project gives kids the freedom to test out different techniques, while improving their motor skills. It can also be made easier or harder based on the child’s abilities, so is great for kids of all ages. This is an inexpensive and simple project that can have some pretty stunning results that kids will be excited to show off. Customize it for holidays, or other special occasions, or do a custom monogram – sooo many options! Once done, frame it and hang it in your child’s room, or just put it on the fridge!
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Core’dinations Printable Glitter Paper or other thick paper such as cardstock
Embroidery Thread in Multiple Colors
Threading Needle (these Kid Friendly Plastic Needles are great for younger kids)
Cricut Explore (I will share an alternative method does not require the machine)
First, we need to create the board of our string art project. To create the board, I opened Cricut Design Space and chose a peace sign out of the image library. I then created a small circle that was about .14″ in diameter. I placed those dots all over the peace sign, trying to keep them spaced evenly along the line. I also added a 6″ square behind the peace sign.
Next, you can either hide or delete the line drawing of the peace sign. Click on sync in the right hand column. Drag the white box up into the gray circles in the right hand column so that they all cut out of the same paper.
Select all and click attach in the right hand column. This keeps the circles in the pattern that you created when you go to cut the pattern.
Click the Green GO button and send the file to the Cricut Explore. Once the pattern is cut, remove it from mat and poke out all of the circles.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD: If you don’t own a Cricut Explore, you can still accomplish this by doing the following: in pencil lightly draw your design. Use a sharp embroidery needle to poke holes along your drawing, spacing evenly.
Now that the board is ready, thread a needle with a length of embroidery thread. Create a large knot on one end so that knot doesn’t pull through the hole. Starting from the back of the board, stitch your way through the holes in what ever pattern you like! There is really no right or wrong way to stitch this project. Do a pattern, go all willy nilly. It’s whatever you prefer!
Continue stitching until you have a few inches of thread left. Stitch to the back of the board and tie off the thread, again creating a large knot that can’t be pulled through the hole.
Now you can choose to start a new color, or continue with the same color, following the steps above. Continue to stitch until the pattern is done and you are happy with the results!
This post originally appeared on Crafts Unleashed in November 2016, where I am a paid contributor.