Kristina’s Craft Corner: Cardboard String Art
This cardboard heart string art project introduces kids to making string art designs without the use of wood, nails or tacks. All you need is a piece of cardboard and some string or fine yarn.
- Regular copy paper
- Cardboard, in any size you want to make the project
- Acrylic paint and paintbrush, OR you can also use markers
- String, thin yarn, or even small shoelaces would work for this project
- Start off by folding a sheet of paper in half. Draw half of a heart, then cut out
- Place your heart template on the cardboard and trace around it. Then cut out your heart from the cardboard
- Mark around the outside of the heart, about a finger’s width apart or further
- Cut notches at each of your marks. Use little V shapes so the string will have somewhere to sit in the heart as you wind it
- Paint your heart whatever color you’d like. I chose white, but you can make it any color you want. Acrylic paint, tempera paint, or even markers would work for this. Set aside to dry.
- Put one end of the string through the notch at the bottom, leaving a tail on the back side. Tape this tail to the cardboard to hold your string in place
- Wrap your string or yarn around and around the heart, pulling the yarn deep into each notch as you pass over it.
- Play around with different patterns for your string. I did one that goes in a circle around every notch, and one with no pattern at all where I just randomly went from notch to notch and filled space
- Once finished, cut the string and tape to the back.
All done! Did you make this project? Share with us on social media, or email Kristina with your creations!
Special thank you to Curran Sukowatey for editing this and all the other Craft Corner videos!