Flower String Art – String Art for Kids

Making string art can be extremely relaxing and fascinating. This art form isn’t just for big kids, this floral string art is perfect for little kids and looks adorable.

This string art project uses yarn because it’s better for little hands, if you’re making string art with older kids you can switch to, well, twine.
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This is a cute spring project, perfect for rainy days or days when you just need to relax and calm down.

Flower String Art

What do you need

  • Wooden board (soft wood like pine is best for little ones) – dimensions given are 5″ x 10″ x1/2″
  • metal nails (used 18x 3/4″)
  • hammer
  • Yarn – Red Heart in Bright Yellow, Red Heart in Spring Green and Bernat in Light Damson were used
  • pencil
  • scissors

Use a pencil to lightly trace the outline of a flower on your chalkboard. Leave about 1/2 inch space between the edge of the board and the edge of the flower.

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Start hammering your nails. Start in the center of the flower and follow the pencil circle, older children can do this on their own, younger children will need help. Drive the nails halfway into the wood. Space them about 1/2″ – 3/4″ apart.

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Continue with the petals, stem and leaf.

Wash your hands to remove the metal ewww from all your nails.

Start threading your flower. Start with the purple, followed by the yellow center.

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Start covering your board. Tie your yarn around a flower nail and double over.

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There’s no right or wrong way to string a board, but it’s usually best to weave and skip at least one nail in between.

When you are happy with how the petals look, start with the outline. Start with one nail and move the wire to the next by wrapping it around the entire head of the nail. When you’re done, bring the rope back to the starting point and tie the two ropes together. Cut the ropes.

Continue with the yellow center and finish with the green stem. Follow the same directions, zig zag, then trace, then cut.

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The hiccups you’ll encounter are as follows: you’ll run around, wrap wire around the nail heads, and suddenly one in the middle will slide down. Try reattaching it or removing the cable so I can fix it. The other frustration will be when, while threading, you suddenly seem to be detaching the cord from multiple nails! To avoid this, you need to wrap the string around the entire nail head every 5 nails. (Does that make sense? Thread five nails, wrap the thread around the head and continue.)

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