All the products we feature on Gathered have been chosen independently by our editorial team. We may get a small commission if you click on any products you see on this page. Learn more.

12 of the best string art kits

Have fun with string and make beautiful designs with these string art kits! We've rounded up the best kits for both kids and adults.

The pictures in the style of string art. The inscription `Love`
Published: March 19, 2022 at 8:49 am
loading...
Try our magazines – get 3 issues for £5!

String art kits are all the rage right now and there's 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 art.

Advertisement

For more fun craft projects check out our round-up of free macrame patterns or our best paint by numbers kits.

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.

Monstera DIY string art kits
  • Buy now from Etsy
  • 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

Wood Sign String Art DIY Kit
  • Buy now from Etsy
  • Suitable for: 15+ years
  • Pros: Unique design, reusable alphabet stencil, comes with pliers, personalisation
  • Cons: Requires you to trace the letters on yourself and hammer the nails

For more advanced string artists, this is the kit for you. You'll be sent your own wooden plaque and alphabet stencils allowing you to make whatever name or logan you'd like! You could make your family name, favourite quote or a welcoming message for your home.

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 kits
  • Buy now from Etsy
  • Suitable for: 10+ years
  • Pros: Beautiful design, beginner-friendly
  • Cons: Shipped from America so might take longer

It's string art season! Pick your zodiac sign from Peach Art by Hand'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
  • Buy now from Etsy
  • Suitable for: 10+
  • Pros: Gorgeous designs, two to make, stickers for decoration
  • Cons: Very small

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
  • Buy now from Baker Ross
  • Suitable for: 1+ years
  • Pros: Good for very little children, pack of 4, no nails
  • Cons: Will be too simple for kids over 10

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
  • 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
  • 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.

Advertisement

We hope you've enjoyed our string art kits round up! We have plenty more fun craft kits here on Gathered including the best craft kits for adults and best craft kits for kids. They include everything from candle making kits to tie dye kits.

Authors

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.

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content