If your paint brushes, construction paper and playdough need an afternoon off, turn to what we think is the most underrated craft supply hiding in your house: String! From a tin can telephone to an edible necklace, read on for six activity ideas that use this versatile good. We promise not to string you along.
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1. Cat’s Cradle
Get those little fingers moving while practicing dexterity and hand-eye coordination with a game of Cat’s Cradle. Learn moves you never knew existed by clicking here.
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3. Tin Can Telephone
Show your kids how fun it is to communicate sans technology. Use your string to create a tin can telephone and let the games of telephone begin!
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4. Friendship Bracelet
We used to spend hours designing and making friendship bracelets for our BFFs. Now it’s time to pass the tradition along to your own kiddos. Check out this easy tutorial to get inspired.
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What is your favorite thing to do with string? Share your ideas in the comment section below.