Links to Other String Figure Web Sites
On line instructions
How to play cat's cradle
WWW collection of favorite string figures
: Includes video clips.
Lika Oka's String Figure Studio
: Learn Lika's favorites, as well as variations of moutain and diamond string figures.
: Animated lesson.
Gadan Rock String Figures
: Video clips (with rock music audio!) and instructions in italian showing how to make the author's favorite string figures.
The Survival, Origin, and Mathematics of String Figures
: Includes a topological analysis of string figures, a list of museums with string figure artifacts, and a collection of 21st century figures.
Navajo String Games
: Includes video clips
James Murphy's "Torusflex" website.
: Includes math articles published in Bulletin of the ISFA, photos of La Guardia High School students making string figures, and links to youtube videos of the author making string figures.
Philip Noble's "Visual Stories" channel on YouTube
features several slow motion string figure videos.
Joseph D'Antoni's channel on YouTube
features several high definition string figure videos, including an excellent performance of Jenness's "Little Dog with Big Ears".
Myriam Namolaru's channel on YouTube
features over one-hundred low-resolution string figure videos. Many of these show how to make string figures that were published in
"String Figure Magazine"
"Bulletin of the International String Figure Association."
Photos of students making string figures
Students in Iowa
Telling Stories with String
: By Brian Cox
String Things: Stories, Games, Fun
: A video by Barbara Schutzgruber
Wordsmith: Dave Titus
: Highly experienced storyteller. Does workshops.
Sources of string loops
ABOINUDI's web site
: Best source in Europe. After entering, click the online shop link.
String Figure Store
: Best source in the US. Other items for sale include books, videos, and artwork.
Web of Life International
: Rainbow strings from Hawai'i.
How to say "string figures" or "cat's cradles" in many languages (index in Spanish)
Michael P. Garofalo's comprehensive page of string links
: Best on the web!
Last updated April 15, 2013
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