Gluing corner
String Pictures

In our new series "Glued pictures" we would like to present you some exercises that may provide a special support in stimulating the fine motor skills. Using different sorts of materials, such as pieces wool, little pieces of art are created surprisingly easy that surely won't miss out educational use.

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Gluing corner: String Pictures

In our new series "Glued pictures" we would like to present you some exercises that may provide a special support in stimulating the fine motor skills. Using different sorts of materials, such as pieces wool, little pieces of art are created surprisingly easy that surely won't miss out educational use. By the way, in the choice of which glue to use, we have decided to use all-purpose glue. And of course, the glued pictures are available as download templates!

Before you start, cover the table with newspaper and prepare your work place. Lay out the necessary woolen yarns and the glue.

First, you can draw your patterns on the piece of cardboard with a pencil. Of course, you can always use our download templates or let the students create their own patterns. Now, apply the glue onto the drawn lines. In order to gain a clean glue line, it is important to apply pressure evenly onto the tube.

Then the single threads are laid onto the glue lines. In doing so, only press them on very lightly, so that the all-purpose glue does not run to the left or right.


The pieces of string are only pressed on very lightly onto the glue line.

This is what the completed string pictures will look like.

 

Some advice:

Tip no. 1 Use a pair of scissors to cut off the ends of the strings that stand out over the edge. Apply glue to the remaining ends to prevent them from fraying out.
 
Tip no. 2 To create a 3D-effect, use yarns with a "hairy" structure.
 
Tip no. 3 Twirl the frayed ends between your thumb and your index finger. It works even better when the fingers are a little moist. This way, the yarn can be pressed onto the line of glue very cleanly.