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Cardboard Heart String Art (No Nails, Timber or Tacks)

Cardboard Heart String Art (No Nails, Timber or Tacks)

This cardboard heart string art task presents youngsters to making string art styles without making use of timber, nails or tacks. All you require is an item of cardboard as well as some string or great thread.

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Since my older childcare youngsters have actually attempted (as well as liked) various weaving jobs, I have actually been considering doing some string art with them.

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The only point quiting me is all the preparation with timber, hammers as well as nails. I reached asking yourself if we might utilize cardboard as well as great thread to produce the kind styles as well as patterns that string art creates, so I did some exploring as well as it ends up you can!

Rather than covering string around a nail or a tack, I reduced notches in an item of cardboard that were vast sufficient as well as deep sufficient to hold numerous layers of string. This is since you’ll require to pass the string over each notch numerous times to generate a distinctive style.

Due To The Fact That Valentines Day is turning up, I assumed it would certainly be enjoyable to make heart-shaped string art. The older youngsters will certainly be below later on today, as well as I believe they’ll be fairly delighted to begin our Valentines crafting period with this task.

More youthful kids will certainly enjoy this paper plate heart weaving task.

Instead of waiting on them to make their hearts prior to sharing it on the blog site, I assumed I would certainly go on as well as reveal you the ones I made so your youngsters can attempt this task well ahead of time for Valentines Day.


Cardboard Heart String Art How-To:

Cardboard heart, paint, yarn, scissors


  • paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • repaint brush as well as paint (optional)
  • cardboard
  • great thread or string
step photos - how to prepare cardboard heart for string art


Time required: 40 mins.

String Art Hearts with Cardboard as well as Thread

  1. Make a paper design template.

    Fold up a notepad in fifty percent as well as eliminate a paper heart. Make equally spaced marks around the side of the heart, utilizing your finger as a spacer. These will certainly be your notches when you eliminated your cardboard heart.

  2. Transfer to cardboard.

    Trace your paper heart on an item of cardboard. Make use of those notch lines as an overview to make marks all over the side of the cardboard heart.

  3. Eliminate your cardboard heart.

    Eliminate the cardboard heart, as well as reduced v-shaped notches every where that you make a notch mark with your pencil.

  4. Repaint the heart.

    If you’re repainting your heart, do that currently, as well as permit the paint to completely dry. SUGGESTION: We constantly utilize a hairdryer to quicken the drying out procedure.

  5. String your heart.

    Leave a tail hanging behind your cardboard heart, as well as cover your string or thread around as well as around the heart, drawing the thread deep right into each notch as you overlook it.

  6. Ending Up

    To complete, just reduce your thread, leaving a tail, as well as connect this tail to the one you began with.

Making unique patterns takes idea as well as preparation while you function, so this task is terrific for enhancing crucial reasoning as well as also issue addressing abilities (believe me, I needed to rely upon my own a couple of times to obtain my patterns perfect).

black cardboard heart with pink string

For this black heart with pink thread, you can see exactly how I made use of a details notch as a support, passing the string with it numerous times, while branching off to numerous various notches on the contrary side of the heart.

Pink cardboard heart with white string

With the pink heart as well as white thread, I functioned to and fro throughout the heart, relocating one notch over whenever I returned throughout the front of the cardboard.

For the light pink heart with the grid pattern, I functioned to and fro throughout the heart and afterwards backwards and forwards, and afterwards I walked around the notches in the side of the heart to make a boundary.

Have a good time as well as experiment to see what sort of styles you can develop!

Expect even more string art styles below on my blog site. I sense our cardboard hearts are simply the start.

3 painted cardboard hearts strung with fine yarn.

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. . . . Jackie is a mommy, other half, residence childcare service provider, as well as the innovative spirit behind Satisfied Criminals. She concentrates on youngsters’ crafts as well as tasks, very easy dishes, as well as parenting. She started blogging in 2011, as well as today, Satisfied Criminals motivates greater than 2 million moms and dads, caretakers as well as Very early Years Experts throughout the world.

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