The materials were simple:
And white paper
And the ideas were pretty simple, too…
The kids started out by dipping pieces of yarn in paint then dragging it across their paper.
This quickly progressed to hand prints and fingerpainting (as often happens these days).
Finally, I showed them how to make string blots or mirror-image string printing which they really seemed to like doing.
But first, let me show you a photo of the girls doing the first two of the string painting ideas…
Once we washed their hands, we started the mirror image printing:
We handed them folded over pieces of paper for them to set or arrange their paint covered piece of string on one half, then they folded over the other half of the paper on top of the string and pressed down with their hands.
Here’s one of Marlise’s string blots, above.
And one of Maia’s string prints.
Like so many of the activities we do, this one came from one of MaryAnn Kohl’s kids art books, although I can’t remember which at the moment. Either Scribble Art, First Art, or Preschool Art since those are the ones we use most at the moment.
More String Painting Ideas for Kids
- Yarn Printing and Painting with Liquid Watercolors
- Yarn Paintings :: A Fun and Tactile Art Activity for Kids
- Yarn Painting on Canvas
- Mirror-Image String Prints (yep, more!)
- Action Painting with Yarn and Paint
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