Paper plate string art. This is the craft you’ve been searching for. It’s simple, fun, cheap and the sky is the limit. Your kids will definitely take pride in this one. Take a look.
When I signed up for the Valentine’s Day craft for my son’s classroom, I knew this one would be a hit. It took a little bit of prep work but it was super fun and all the kids loved it.
Assemble your supplies
This craft doesn’t take much. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper plates (Chinet works great)
- Hole puncher
Of course, you’ll need your stencil for the string art. You can print download the attached file that gives you an option for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, Easter, summer and Halloween. I offer this printable for FREE to all visitors of my blog, but if you’d like to show your support, feel free to buy me a taco 🌮.
Cut out your shape
This is pretty self-explanatory. Trace your desired shape onto the middle of the plate. Cut out the shape and then punch holes all around the perimeter of the shape. Don’t put the holes too close together.
Your paper plate string art will take a lot more yarn than you think. Depending on the number of holes that you made, you’ll need between 7 to 10 feet of yarn. Tie the yarn on one of the holes and beginning threading up and down across the shape until you fill in each hole.
Try to keep the yarn tight but don’t pull so hard that it rips through the paper plate. There is no rule or pattern to follow as you thread. You can make whatever design you want. All of the kids in my son’s class thought this was super fun.
These paper plate string art crafts are perfect for every holiday. You can also do them for birthdays or just a fun activity with your kids. Try using other templates. Use your imagination.
Here’s some other fun yarn craft ideas to do with your kids:
What other yarn crafts do you like to do with your kids? Leave your comments below.
Related link: DIY string art