Cool things to do with a piece of string

Here is our list of some very cool things to do with string. It is a cheap but incredibly versatile material which can produce really pleasing results.

  1. Learn to tie a monkey's paw

    A Monkey's Paw knot looks a lot harder than it is. Once you have done it a few times you will not be able to stop.

  2. Play Cat's Cradle

    Kids have been playing Cats' Cradle games for Centuries. It is still an intriguing puzzle to this day.

  3. Make a tin can telephone

    A tin can telephone really works well and teaches kids a lot about how sound travels

  4. Make a dreamcatcher

    In Native American Ojibwa legends dreamcatchers filters out bad dreams and allows only good ones to enter while we sleep.

  5. Make a stringart picture

    String art is where mathematics and art come together to produce beautiful images.

  6. Weave a friendship bracelet

    Easier to do when you have different colouredstrings, but even a single colour friendship bracelet looks great.

  7. Make a crazy hanging bauble

    Surprisingly good looking results from this idea for string baubles.