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String Painting

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Use string and paint to create striking and creative effects.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper plate
  • String
  • Thick Paper
  • Paint

What to do:

  • Start by adding a drop of each paint colour, onto a surface such as a paper plate, so they are touching and forming a line.
  • Lay your string across the paint making sure the paint covers all sides of the string.
  • Next lay the string across a piece of paper so the ends hang off the edges.
  • Place the second piece of paper on top.
  • Press down onto the paper as you pull the string back out.
  • Remove the top paper to reveal the design.
  • Repeat the process until you create a unique design.

Hints and tips:

  • Place the string on different areas of the paper.
  • Use different colours.
  • Add a heavy book on top of the paper before pulling out the strings.
  • Pull string fast/slow.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    follows directions

    established hand preference

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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