We did string painting with a small art group yesterday. The kids started out by dipping pieces of yarn in paint then dragging it across their paper. This quickly progressed to hand prints and fingerpainting (as often happens these days).
But then I showed them how to make string blots which they really seemed to like doing. We handed them folded over pieces of paper for them to set or arrange their paint covered piece of string on one half, then they folded over the other half of the paper on top of the string and pressed down with their hands. Here's one of Marlise's, above.
And one of Maia's.
Like so many of the activities we do, this one came from one of MaryAnn Kohl's books, although I can't remember which at the moment.