Wood and Nail Art

Have fun hammering and make a colourful geometric picture.

Get the kids using some tools and make a bit of art at the same time.

This is a great way to use up offcuts of wood and ends of yarn.

What you’ll need:

Plank offcuts
Paint and paintbrush if you want to paint the plank first

Update May 2016: We got given a box of loom bands a while ago and I’m always trying to find new things to do with them so we gave them a go with our wood and nail pictures. Layer them over the nails and they create a lovely effect.

What to do:

Paint the plank and leave to dry.
Hammer in nails in random places over the plank, leaving 1-2cms poking out.
Wind wool around the nails to make patterns.

We made our nail and wool art in the garden.

This is a good project to return to, add different yarn, cut it off and start again. Loom bands are definitely worth a try too.

art / wood / wool