Cupcake String Art

Make a cute cupcake out of string! A simple string art craft, perfect for kids of all ages. Looks delicious too!

Cupcake String Art

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

20 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. Print out the template onto a sheet of blue pastel paper.
  2. Take a polystyrene sheet and place a piece of double-sided tape onto each edge of the sheet. Peel off the backing and stick another polystyrene sheet on top.
  3. Repeat step 2 so that you now have three polystyrene sheets stuck together. Then use the same technique to stick the cupcake template on top.
  4. Press the sequin pins into the polystyrene at even points around the template, making sure there is a pin in each corner, or wherever two lines meet. The pins should be pushed about two thirds of the way in, so there is enough room left to wrap the string around it. Be careful when using the pins – ask an adult for some help if you need to.
  5. Take some yellow thread and tie a knot around one of the pins on at the bottom of the design. Make sure you leave about 2-3 inches of thread at the end, as you will need this later.
  6. Wrap the string around each pin in the bottom section of the design, making sure it crosses over in different directions. Try to make sure each pin has been used at least once.
  7. Wrap the string around the outside of this section, then take it back to the pin you started with and tie a knot with the end of the thread that you left.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 with pink thread in the cake section of the design.
  9. Repeat steps 5-7 again using red thread in the cherry section of the design.
  10. Carefully trim the ends of the thread to finish.
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Top Tip

Try not to pull the string too tight, as you might pull the pins out of the backing.

Template

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