Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Painting with String

Something I haven't done on the blog for a while is write about painting with house hold objects. We have painted with quite a few different things over the years and there is a list of some I have blogged about here

So today I decided that we would find another thing around the house we could paint with and I found some string. 

This is such an easy activity to do and also so effective. With house hold painting it is always a gamble to if the objects we use will work, and this worked quite well. 

So, choose your paints, get some string and away you go. 

I placed some paint on a plate for Lily so then she could dip her sting into the paint. She dipped different parts of the string into different colours, and then we wiped the string a long the card. It created a really nice streaky pattern.

Lily preferred to dip the ends of the string into the paint as this was easier for her. After the had done this with a few different pieces of string, we had created a really nice pattern on the card. I think it was very effective. 


Then after you have finished the painting, keep hold of your colourful pieces of strong as these will definitely come in handy for other activities. 

So, here are a few photographs of todays activity. 







Would your children enjoy this activity? 

9 comments:

  1. What a great idea - we'll have a go too

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  2. My grandchildren would have great fun with this activity!

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  3. An art technique which is new to me. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Fab idea I have a messy little grandson that would like doing this . Something I never thought of thanks for sharing

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  5. Nice to see Lily enjoying some painting.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. Love Lily's t-shirt, lovely colours, great motif ( Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer) and pretty puffed sleeves.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Fun and innovative but I am not sure our youngest would be as tidy or creative as Lily. Thank goodness for large, plastic tablecloths.
    I love the result of her Lily's string artwork. Well done to her!

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  8. Looks fun

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