In the coming weeks, you’ll get to see some step-by-step photos about how we’ve been “quilling” as a family.
Quilling is the art of paper filigree ( if you’re an adult that does it.)
And, it’s often called “Twirled Paper Art” (if you’re a kid.)
Or Vice Versa.
Or something like that.
Ever since we quilled Superman, we’ve been hooked on this interesting paper crafting art!
So, I decided to try quilling a whale, instead.
You’ll find details about how you can do one, too, in an upcoming post!
Our daughter has been interested in learning how to do “Twirled Paper Art” for some time.
When the school announced an assignment to make any ocean animal out of anything, she chose to make a Clam With A Pearl.
You can see what she started with below.
( You’ll get more info on how you can also try some of our Ocean-Life quilling projects with kids once I finish up the post about our recently completed Ultimate Make-Over Event where we spent two fun days with a fantastic winner! )
Quilled art, is by its very nature, abstract. So, I thought it was interesting she wanted to use this method for her ocean art project.
Quilling IS a good amount of work, for any adult or child. That’s part of the allure of it, I think.
It FORCES fast-moving people to slow down. Some people knit. Some quilt. We quill. 🙂
It’s much easier than you might think, and the kids will surprise you!
Our nearly 6-year old daughter TOTALLY did this herself. Like, I said, the clam is a bit “abstract” but I think her work is just beautiful! 🙂
As we expected, hardly any of her classmates or teachers recognized exactly what her ocean animal was (on the first guess).
BUT….. she was completely happy with her work.
She learned something new.
The kids and I did it together.
And, it’s pretty awesome whether anyone knows what it is or not.
And, that’s all that really matters.
SO….CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE “QUILLING WITH KIDS” TUTORIALS!
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