- Brianna K.
- Monday, February 06
Design a beautiful card for someone you care about using the art technique Paper Quilling. This craft only requires a few materials and is very fun to create. Designing a card using this technique allows you to give the person you care about a unique creation. Also, this is a great activity for all ages.
What is Paper Quilling?
Paper Quilling is the art of rolling strips of colorful paper into a coil. The rolled paper is then glued to a larger piece of paper in the shape of a design.
- Paper for making thin strips (construction, card stock, or printer paper)
- Long thin rolling tool (I used a thin paint brush)
- Pencil and ruler
Cut long strips of paper. For this craft I used 3/4 inch wide strips of colorful card stock. I recommend not cutting strips wider than 1 inch.
To coil the paper, you will need a thin quilling tool. I used the end of a narrow paint brush as my quilling tool. Begin by wrapping one end of the paper around the quilling tool until all the paper is rolled. This can be a long process. I recommend listening to a good audiobook while making your craft.
Lightly draw a simple design on a folded piece of paper. For this craft, I created a heart.
Fill in your sketched out drawing with glue, then add your quilled paper to the glue shape. Allow your artwork to dry for a few hours. After it is completely dry, write a message inside the card and you are all done.