Dec 28, 2013

Quilling Snowflakes

Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, and gluing strips of paper together to create decorative designs. If you use bread ties instead, the curl stays and is easier to glue too.
1. Students made popsicle boards by gluing 11 sticks across two back sticks, and letting them dry while the curls were made.
2. White bread ties can be bought at Smart and Final stores for about $5. Students wrapped their ties around pencils to get a roll started, and then removed and finished them with their fingers. They needed to make one large roll for the center, and then three for each of the six arms (19 total).
3. White glue was used to glue the curls down on the popsicle boards. Magnet strips may be added to the back to make a very crafty and creative refrigerator magnet.

1 comment:

Denise Ferrell said...

love, love this project. I have done it with 3rd graders and we enjoyed it very much. I quickly looked at this the first year that I saw it and thought oh , quiiling.. and I cut paper .. oh my we were frustrated.. I read more closely and kids were very excited when they could actually do it.. Ha.. thanks very much.