The Land O’ Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, recently hosted a paint-by-string event, as part of its Try it Tuesday program. This was the library’s first time doing this particular craft. The craft involved placing pieces of string in each of six available watercolor paint colors. One color at a time, participants then placed the painted string in between two pieces of paper, allowing a small section of the string to hang out. To provide weight, a large text book was placed on top of the paper. The final step was to pull the string free from the paper. Each time the child repeated the process, the dragging effect of the string created unique shapes and patterns. Karen Allen is the library’s youth services librarian. The Try it Tuesday program meets every other Tuesday, and gives school-aged children a chance to try something new.