String art kits are all the rage right now and there are so many great ones on the market.


String art used to be solely aimed at children, helping them to develop coordination skills. Now string art has made its way into the adult realm with many kits creating gorgeous art pieces which you can hang around the home.

There's lots of kits on the market all at different price points, difficulty levels and designs.

We've rounded up some of the top string art kits for both adults and kids so you can enjoy the world of string art at home.

Pick your favourite and spend the evening creating your own unique string art.

Best string art kits

6 string art kits for adults

1. Hot air balloon string kit

Hot air balloon string kit
  • Suitable for: Ages 12+
  • Pros: Easy to follow instructions, holes pre-drilled, comes with LED lights to turn into a nightlight!
  • Cons: You'll need to thread the LEDs yourself which can be tricky

How beautiful is this hot air balloon design? The delicate string art kit is perfect for teens and adults wanting to experiment with string art.

We love the unique design and pre-drilled holes which save a lot of time. It also comes with a string of LED lights which you can wind through your design to illuminate it.

We think the finished piece would look lovely in a kid's bedroom or it could be given as a gift.

2. Pineapple string art kit

Pineapple string art in a wooden frame and a cactus string art piece in a wooden frame
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+
  • Pros: Plenty of cute designs to choose from, kit includes everything you need
  • Cons: You need to hammer the nails in yourself

This string art kit is great for adults as it includes everything you need – even a hammer!

It comes with a rustic wooden frame and a detailed instruction manual to help you make it.

RM Studio sells fruit, festive, and animal-themed kits so you can find one you love.

3.String Together Monstera kit

Monstera DIY string art kits
  • Buy now from Etsy (£19.99)
  • Suitable for: 15+ years
  • Pros: Step by step instructions, modern design, fits in a letterbox
  • Cons: Requires hammer, tape and scissors

Immortalise your house plants in string art! String Together has loads of great kits in a range of different designs so you can find the best one for you.

Their kits also fit through the letterbox making them perfect for gifting to a crafty pal.

4. Wooden sign kit

heart string art kit
  • Buy now from Etsy (£34.82+)
  • Suitable for: 15+ years
  • Pros: Comes with a board, three kit levels available
  • Cons: Only the full kit, which is more expensive, comes with a hammer and pliers

For more advanced string artists, this is the kit for you. You'll be sent your own wooden plaque, nails and a pattern in order to create these pretty hearts.

This string art kit is brilliant as it allows you to create a hanging piece that will look lovely in your home.

If you enjoy this string art kit be sure to check out our collection of string art patterns.

5. Spiral string art kit

Blue mandala spiral string art on a black background
  • Suitable for: Ages 12+
  • Pros: Pre-punched holes, modern blue design, wall hooks
  • Cons: Not framed

This blue swirling string design will look like high-end art in your home. The kit comes with everything you need including clear instructions.

Despite its complex-looking design, it's suitable for beginners.

6. Zodiac string art kit

Zodiac string art kit
  • Buy now from Etsy (£18.35)
  • Suitable for: 10+ years
  • Pros: All star signs available, beginner-friendly
  • Cons: Doesn't include hammer, scissors, rule or tape

It's string art season! Pick your zodiac sign from Kreation By Kendall's collection and they'll send you everything you need to make this cool art piece.

It's fun to make and is bound to catch the attention of all your guests.

6 string art kits for kids

7. Moon and lantern kit

Amasi Decor string art kit box with a moon and lanterns on the front

Give your string art a glow with these gorgeous designs. This mini kit has a moon and lantern design for your kids to make.

It comes with all the string you need, pre-punched designs and stands allowing you to display your finished pieces.

8. LENA string art kit

LENA string art kit box with string art flamingo and star on the front
  • Suitable for: Ages 8+
  • Pros: Affordable, no nails required, foam rubber plates make it child-friendly
  • Cons: The designs can be tricky for kids, adult supervision required

This little string art box makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for kids. There's plenty of string included (in case of mistakes) and kids can practice with the two fun designs.

They can also let their creativity fly by using whatever colours they fancy. Who says a flamingo needs to be pink?

9. Heart string kit

Four paper hearts sit on a table surrounded by string. Each has a different string art design on the front

Get your kids crafting young with this string art kit from Baker Ross. The hearts are precut and punched making them easy to thread your string through.

We think this kit is the perfect summer holiday activity or would make a fab Valentines Day craft!

10. Animal string art kit

Janod string art kit box with a pink and blue string art bear on the front
  • Suitable for: 8+
  • Pros: 5 animal designs inside, plenty of colourful string, modern designs
  • Cons: May need adult supervision

Hachette has created a beautiful string art kit that includes five different animals to make.

It comes with eight colourful threads so your kids can make their animals in whatever colours they choose. There's a bear, wolf, butterfly, elephant and turtle design included.

11. Rocket string art kit

Rocket string art kit
  • Buy now from Amazon (£52)
  • Suitable for: 10+ years
  • Pros: Includes three fun designs, plenty of materials
  • Cons: Uses push pins so supervision is required

String the stars together with this space-themed kit. Great for all kids, this kit comes with everything you need inside as well as detailed instructions and templates.

If your kids love this kit then head over to our DIY constellation string art project.

12. Unicorn string art kit

Unicorn string art kit on a pink board on an easel next to the string art box
  • Buy now from eBay (£8.99)
  • Suitable for: 8+
  • Pros: Light up function, mini easel for display, affordable
  • Cons: USB light which requires a socket

Make magical string art with your little one. Help them string together this pretty unicorn that will light up at night!

We love the rainbow mane and all-inclusive kit that's great for beginners.

Have fun with string art kits

String art kits are fun for the whole family and can be enjoyed by craft novices and experts alike.

Use our string art kit round-up to find your dream design then sit down for an evening of creativity!


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Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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