It seems like ages since I last added a craft or piece of art that the children made so I thought that this afternoon I would share with you a lovely piece which turned out better than I had thought it would.
P has been asking for ages that she wanted to make something with string and for a long time I have been trying to think of a really clever craft to try however I really couldn't. So I decided that we would do something with using string rather then made from string. String painting is a fantasic painting activity for young children, it opens up to discussions about symetry and pattern aswell as being a great surprise for young children when they get to revel their picture.
Step one: lay the string into a tray or pots filled with paint.
Step two: take the string back out and lay them on the paper. The more wiggly the string the more exciting the picture.
Step three: fold over the paper and rub the paper from top to bottom.
Step four: open the paper up to revel your little ones beautiful work of art.
Here is P's string picture. She loved seeing how the way she positioned the string affected pattern.