These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages!These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages!

Colorful Christmas Ornaments

String painting has been around for years! It is a classic craft that always creates beautiful pieces of art, no matter what the age of the artist is. Our rainbow string art was a fun twist we did a while back and today we are showing another new way to mix it up as we create colorful Christmas ornaments! This is more a fluid style of string painting and is sure to be a memorable art project!

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Supplies for your string painting project:


How to paint with string:

Here are the step by step instructions to create these colorful Christmas ornaments. Once you’ve read these, see it all in action in the video below!

Prep your area by placing down a piece of cardboard and then parchment paper. Use toothpicks to hold the paper in place. Tape doesn’t stick well to the parchment paper. Next, remove the strings from the ornaments and spread them out on your workspace. Secure each ornament in place by adding a toothpick into the string hole. Now it’s time to paint! Cover each ornament in a watered down white acrylic paint. These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages!I used an old paint bottle to mix mine. Spread it to the edges using a craft stick.These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages! Cover your string in paint,These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages! place on your ornament,These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages! and pull the string back off. These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages!

Related art project: Pour Painted Ornaments

Pulling in different ways creates different effects. Add more paint to your string and repeat! These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages!If you end up with a lot of white paint on your string than remove it before adding more color. Dunk and pull the paint around until you are happy with your piece. Move the ornaments to a fresh piece of parchment and allow to dry. These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages!Once they are dry, add a string and you’re done with your colorful Christmas ornaments! These colorful Christmas ornaments are so beautiful and the creative painting method of string painting is fun for kids of all ages!

Watch this whole creative painting technique in action:

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