String Paintings

(string painting by Thomas, 2 years old)

What You Will Need

white paper sheet
string (one piece for each paint colour, about 6 inches long)
non-toxic paints, approximately 2 tablespoons per colour


1. It works best if the paint is spread in a swallow dish or bowl. Dip a piece of string in the paint, saturated it well.

2. Drag and drop the string against the paper.

3. Repeat with the other paint colours.

Additional Details

Use strings of different textures and widths for a varied effect.

Fold your paper in half to make a pretty card.