• Solo Cat's Cradle - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Solo Cat's Cradle is a very long, challenging cycle of string figures. Be warned. Do not attempt this unless you are willing to spend much time and effort. In this solo version, the seven figures, ...
  • String Figure Sneeze - Duration: 71 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    If you think about the many times you have ever sneezed, then this string figure will probably make you giggle.

    Music -- Silly Fun by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
  • String Figure Cross-arm Jacob's Ladder - Duration: 99 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Just turn your hand, then cross your arms, and this variation of the popular Jacob's Ladder magically appears as strings become untwisted.

    Music -- Dirt Rhodes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
  • String Figure Worm - Duration: 68 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    A worm wiggles as it moves about and so does this action string figure. Your mouth is used to help make this figure.

    Music -- Digya by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
  • String Figure Paper Doll II - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Two different color loops of equal length add a whole new element to creating string figure designs. Here is another version of the paper doll chain string figure.

    Music -- Perspectives by Kevin ...
  • String Figure Paper Doll I - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Here is a string figure version of a paper doll chain. It reminds me of cutouts I made as a child. This figure is easy to make because it uses the same movements over and over again. Longer strings...
  • String Figure -- The Tide - Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    When the tide goes out the calm sea (parallel strings in the middle) slowly exposes rocks (2, 4, 6 diamonds). As the tide returns, the rocks are covered over. Repeat this series to make the tide go...
  • String Figure Wristwatch - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    This figure might be a wristwatch with the central double-walled diamond representing a watch face, and the exterior strings the watch strap. Then again, this could be nothing more than just a very...
  • String Figure Series- DNA Helix to 4 A's to Mountains - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Here is a series of string figures. First is a 3-D figure that reminds me of the DNA double-helix that is transformed into a string of 4 A's, and ends with mountain peaks. Starting with a longer st...
  • String Figure Flower - Duration: 117 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Isn't this a pretty flower? If you desire, when you are done, why not take the flower off your hand and place it on a flat surface. I like the nice round circles at the center of this flower. To ma...
  • String Figure Diamond - Brilliant Cut - Duration: 110 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    This string figure represents a diamond gem having a brilliant cut. In profile this gem has a flat table and a crown with facets at the top, and then tapers to a point at the bottom. It is cut in t...
  • String Figure Hammock - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Although the final figure looks marvelously complex it is actually quite easy to make. Your fingers perform the same action with each of the six strings in turn. At the end you will see that It is ...
  • String Figure Running Dog - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Here is an absolutely amazing kinetic figure. This dog actually runs! A somewhat thick soft braided nylon string loop gives the dog nice round features. It took me a week to learn this figure from ...
  • String Figure Butterfly - Duration: 48 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    This shows how to make a string figure butterfly out of a string loop. Enjoy.
  • String Figure Snail - Duration: 45 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Learn how to construct a string figure snail. A 3 foot braided nylon string will show the best shaped coiled shell and snail. Have fun.
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