Do you have a little one that loves to be creative? To keep their hands and minds busy? This easy kids stitched string art idea is a great option! It can be customized to any shape and can be made easier or harder based on the child’s abilities! It is an inexpensive and simple project that can have some pretty stunning results. Frame it and hang it in your child’s room or just put it on the fridge. I guarantee your child will be excited to show off their piece of art.
- Core’dinations Printable Glitter Paper (or other thick cardstock).
- Embroidery Thread.
- Kids Plastic Threading Needle.
- 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 the 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. Lightly draw your design in pencil. 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 the 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!
That’s all there is to it! Get creative, have fun and make sure to share your string art idea creations with me over on my Facebook page!
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables,
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