A fab project using simple tools, sticks and string to create a natural frame. Frame the view, frame your art, frame your face!
What you'll need
- 4 straight-ish sticks of equal length & preferably similar thickness
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Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- source of wood
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- tool use
Lay two sticks on the ground.
Lay the other two perpendicular to them, creating the basic frame shape, so you can see how it needs to be tied together.
Tie the string to one of the sticks, placing the knot near the end of the stick, the correct distance in from the end.
A clove hitch is a good knot to use for this.
Tie the sticks together, at right angles to each other.
If you want a firm, non-wobbly frame use a knot such as the square lash, and use a strong string that doesn’t snap under pressure.
Repeat with the other 2 sticks.
Now you have 2 corner pieces.
Lay your two corner pieces out together to double-check they are lining up and lying correctly.
Then tie the final two corners.
Take it further:
- remember frames don't always need to be square - triangles work well - make sure to lay your frame out and check it to make sure the angles will work.
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.