String Art on Canvas


  • Blank canvas
  • Simple outline of your shape
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Awl or kitchen skewer
  • Thread or yarn
  • Large hole needle (or plastic yarn needle for children)
  • Pencil


  1. Paint your canvas. Let dry.
  2. Place your shape where you like it & trace around it with a pencil.
  3. Using the awl or skewer, punch holes evenly along the outline of your shape. If this is for a yarn needle, then you need to make them bigger.
  4. Using the needle and the holes that you have punched, pull your thread back and forth across your shape. 
  5. Cut and knot the thread on the back.

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