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String Games

String Games

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Remember playing Cat's Cradle when you were little? I do! With my Grandma!

String games are one of the oldest games in human history, involving creating various string figures, either individually or by passing a loop of string back and forth between two or more players. Games can range from simple to complex, so practice and patience are required! Many parents carry string games along on trips, to restaurants, and visits with relatives as a way to pass the time and share tricks with their children.

  • Handmade and dyed in California by my son Noah in all the colors of the rainbow. 
  • Open-ended play with String Games will keep children amused as they use their imagination to create different patterns and unique shapes!
  • Promotes development by building finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination, patience, communication, and encouraging the growth of neural pathways in our brains - Read More

Game instructions can be found here.

If they break (from rough yanking) light a candle and burn the ends back together. (adults only!)

Ages 5 and up. Great party favors!

Sustainably Made

Silk toys are made from 100% pure mulberry silk. Gentle on Mother Earth, silk is a natural fiber that breaks down easily and returns to the soil, replenishing and nourishing Mother Earth.

Care Instructions

Silk pieces: Hand-wash with mild shampoo or dish soap and warm water. Hang dry, and iron on medium to restore shine.

Easy Returns

We happily accept returns that are initiated within 30 days of the order’s delivery date.

Safety Info

Warning: Strangulation hazard - long cord

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A Silk & Wood Childhood

Play is the work of the child. Our silk and wood toys are open-ended and tap directly into the child's creative potential, and make them want to play! Made from pure mulberry silk and all natural maple wood, these open-ended play essentials will bring hours of child-directed play into your family's home.

  • Free Shipping

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  • Easy Returns

    We will happily accept any returns made from orders placed in the last 30 days.

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Lori O.

So much fun!

My six year old son is in love with his strong game. I had no idea what a huge hit it would be. Such a wonderful, simple toy. Thank you!

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Melissa K.
United States United States

Not rainbow!

The string game seems to be good quality (it’s for a gift and hasn’t been opened yet) but I was disappointed because there were only a few muddied colors and the overall appearance is brownish green, not rainbow!


Sarah's Silks

I'm so sorry to hear that! If you would like to, please send a photo to and we can see if we can arrange solution :)

Shannon D.
United States United States

Too Long to teach little hands

I loved these games as a child and since my son struggles with right side coordination and weakness due to strokes, I thought these would be a fun therapy activity. Pros: the string is soft and a perfect thickness. Cons: it is adult length. For two adults to play this works great. However for little hands it’s really too long. It is too hard to keep the tension when trying to pass it back and forth or trying to learn solo shapes. Suggestion: make two lengths available


Sarah's Silks

Thank you for your feedback Shannon!

Cecilia D.
United States United States

Sturdy and attractive!

Well made string games that feel smooth in the hands. Great for cats cradle type games.

Sarah S.
United States United States

We are absolutely obsessed with string games in our family

Love the quality and the color 5+