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It’s Time to Tangle: Double Cursive Tangle Drawing

Easy tangle art project from the book Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

Tangle drawing time! I’m so excited to be wrapping up my 4-part series of drawing games/projects from my book, Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids! This has been a blast sharing all these with you guys, and I’ve seen a lot of yours and your kids’ drawings, which never ceases to make me feel a little emotional. (Did you know I’m a sensitive flower?)

If you haven’t yet nabbed a copy of the book, you can get it at:


Barnes and Noble

…and some Hobby Lobby and Michaels stores. Maybe some other mysterious places, I don’t know!

On to the tangle project, and I’ll link to the other 3 projects in the series below.

As you may have noticed, my brand of tangling is not exactly Zentangle, but more of an exploration into all things doodly fun. While I enjoy seeing all the different Zentangle patterns people come up with, and how they put them together, I am not nearly patient enough to play by the rules. I like to sort of just while the hours away… scribbling in some patterns and colors I like…

This tangle project I’ve come up with is great for kids, beginners, or if you just want to make a finished tangle piece that doesn’t take all day.

You need white card stock and ultra fine point Sharpies. I also used 2 finer point markers because they were a little easier to hold together.

You hold 2 markers together and write a word in cursive, then tangle inside the spaces.

Easy tangle art project from the book Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

double cursive drawing

I would take a few plain sheets of paper to practice writing with two markers, and you can totally print instead of writing in cursive, I just liked the flow and connectedness of the cursive writing.

In my book, I used blue and red together to write my word, but filled in the word with tangles of purple. Do you even get the art riddle? Blue and red make purple? Get it? Understand my brilliance?

Here I decided to go all colorful… I used pink and orange, one of my favorite color combinations, together for the word. Then I used about 6 different colors to tangle.
You can always break up your spaces inside the letters into smaller areas if you don’t want to tangle a lot in one space, but it’s really a small area you are tangling here. I like to think of it as minimalist tangling. Tangle lite as it were.

Easy tangle art project from the book Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids Book and Project Series:

Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids book.

Geometry Trees

Synchronized Drawing Game

Magazine collage Drawing

Double Cursive Tangle Drawing

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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