Nail and String Art – Kids Project

8 Jul

Last week the girls did an art project.  We had our neighbor/friend, Elizabeth, join us.

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I cut some scrap pieces of wood for the girls and sanded it.  They should have hand sanded this part, but we were pressed for time so I used the orbital and got it done.

They picked out their colors and painted them.

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Next the girls chose their design and I traced it onto paper.  Then they nailed onto the lines.

 

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These are the nails we used. They were perfect for little hands to hammer.  My camera focus was off, but you get the idea.
Next rip off the paper.

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We forgot this step the first try and went straight to stringing.  So Elizabeth had to unstring, rip, then restring.  But this is the only shot I got of her mustache, so I shared it anyway.

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Rory (6) nailed every single one of her nails.  I was very proud of her because she took on a more detailed design.

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I strung both my girls (4 & 6’s) for them, it was too hard for them to get the string tight without it unraveling, but Elizabeth (11) had no problem doing it all by herself.

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Elizabeth had to leave for home before she finished hers.  But if I get a picture I will post it.  I’m sure it turned out awesome.

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This was such a fun project.  Even though some steps were too difficult for the littler ones, they still enjoyed the whole process.

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4 Responses to “Nail and String Art – Kids Project”

  1. The Train Driver's Wife July 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    What a brilliant idea!

  2. Phyllis July 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    Another project well done! Looks like you are having a good summer.

  3. Aunt Laura July 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    Before you know it they will be building houses with those hammers! Great project Amy

  4. grammy July 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    very cool idea. love it.

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