Friday, December 17, 2010

Paper Quilling

Upper unit artists learned about paper quilling.  We used toothpicks, dowels and pencils as our quills.  Students worked on two assignments.  One was to create an original design or picture using different shapes and colors of paper rolls glued to a card.  Then they experimented with making quilled paper snowflakes.   This project ties in with the classroom study of Colonial America.


  1. What do you use to keep the paper together? and what do you use to glue it to the background?

  2. We used white Elmer's glue. We poured a small amount onto a plastic lid, then either dipped the rolls in the glue or spread it with toothpicks. It worked well and stayed un-sticky!

  3. These are great! I've done a lot of this myself, but have hesitated to introduce it in class too much. You have given me courage to try! Thanks!