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Instead of tying string around your finger as a reminder, have a little fun and wrap it around a couple of ears, and voilà — Mickey Mouse string art.

Time: 30 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Two 8½-inch squares of corrugated cardboard
  • Tacky glue
  • Two 8½-inch squares of sticky-back felt
  • Small package ¾-inch brads or wire nails
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Black cotton crochet thread

How To Make It

  1. Glue the cardboard rectangles together, stacked one atop the other, to create a double-thick canvas. (Note: Alternatively, you can use a square of wood.)
  2. Stick one of the felt rectangles to the top of the cardboard and the other to the bottom, matching up the edges.
  3. Print out the template and set it atop the felt to use as a pattern for placement of the nails. Tap the nails right through the dots on the paper and down into the cardboard to create the Mickey outline. When you’re done, remove the paper by gently tearing it away from the nails.
  4. Tie one end of a long length of black thread to a nail at the base of the right ear (leaving a 2-inch tail). Wind the thread around the facing nail on the opposite side of the ear, then back across the ear and around the nail beside the first one. Repeat this sequence, going back and forth across the ear until it’s filled in. Tie the end of the string and the 2-inch tail together, and trim the ends close to the knot.
  5. Use the method described in step 4 to fill in the left ear, and then the larger face circle.

Notes

Cutting, gluing and nailing should be done by an adult.

Posted 6 years Ago
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