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Class Quilled Art Projects

I’ve been so busy with school – assessments and completing projects for Open House. We had Open House last night – kids and parents had fun.

Here are three Class Quilling Projects that we completed. All the students contributed to the completion of the quilled art posters.

 Image of Quilled Art – Under the Sea

 

This is a class project (4th grade students)

 

Image of Quilled Art – Aliens!

 

Class Quilled Art - Aliens

Class Quilled Art Project (4th Grade)

 

Image of Quilled Art – Jungle

Class Quilled Art (4th Grade)

 

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Origami Bracelet – Special Container

Here’s the special container for the origami bracelet. It has two pockets, one for the bracelet, and another pocket for the extra pieces you might need for the bracelet (to make it longer or just in case a piece or two might need to be replaced). It is made of cardstock. It keeps the bracelet and the pieces together and makes it easy to mail the bracelet.

Origami Bracelet Special Container

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Origami Bracelet – Now Available at Etsy

Origami Bracelets – Made of Book Cover Paper and Fits Your Wrist

 

* Bracelets that fit your wrist (without a fastener)

* Paper used is book cover paper (book dust cover) that I “rescued” from being thrown out

* Paper is stronger than ordinary paper

* Original Designs (Choices on design and background)

* Design comes out crisp and bright

* Treated with art spray to make the bracelet water resistant (it is NOT water-proof) and sun resistant (will not fade)

* Shipping Charges: $4 for up to 20 bracelets, add $1 for each additional 10 bracelets

* More designs coming soon

* My blog shows instructions how to fasten the bracelet and how to add (or remove) pieces if needed (10 additional pieces of the bracelet are included)

* Great for kids

* Blog link: http://paperquillingideas.com/category/paper-origami-bracelets/

 

Sizes:

XXSmall – 5 3/4 inch circumference

XSmall – 6 1/4 inch circumference

Small – 6 3/4 inch circumference

Medium – 7 1/4 inch circumference

Large – 7 3/4 inch circumference

XLarge – 8 1/4 inch circumference

 

Origami Bracelet - Cel21 Blue

Somebody asked me what the “Cel” in the beginning of each order means – it’s actually short for “Celebrate” – things are not always so great and especially now, a lot of us are experiencing some challenges in life – in spite of that, I think we should find something to celebrate – life, friendship, love, colors – and I try to show that “celebration” through the bracelets I create. (What a sap!)

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Origami Bracelet – Using “Rescued” Book Cover Paper

I “rescued” a box of book covers that were about to be thrown out. The paper is similar to poster paper (not poster board), like photo paper (but thinner), glossy white on one side. So, a new experiment begins. The design prints beautifully on it – the colors crisp and clear. I sprayed it with my fixative spray and found that the fixative does not work on it they way it should. The water does bead, however, it leaves a spot, removes a layer on the paper (the fixative and a layer of the design). The design on the paper does not run though.  I found it really strange.

 So I have two choices: find an art print spray (one that is specially made for ink) and/or use a photo ink when printing the design. I ordered both to test which one will work best.

 What’s really great about the book cover paper is that it is quite sturdy – the regular paper bracelet is 0.1 cm thick, this one is 0.15 thick. This will make a great kit for kids who want to learn how to make the bracelets.

 Here is an image of a bracelet made out of the book cover paper:

Origami Bracelet - Made with "rescued" book cover paper

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Origami Bracelets – Bracelets that Fit Your Wrist Models

I asked some of my students to model the bracelets for me.

 Here are the images of my fourth graders wearing the origami bracelets:

Origami Bracelet Models

Origami Bracelet Model

Origami Bracelet Model

Origami Bracelet Models

 

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Paper Quilling – Quilling with Kids

Last Friday my students (fourth graders) worked with their buddies (second graders) to create Valentine Cards. We made a display card (card that can be folded and displayed). The students made some quilled pieces for their buddies to use as well as paper hearts. I made a lot of quilled pieces, mostly hearts and teardrops which the kids used in their cards. I’m really proud of my students – they were so patient with the younger kids. Some of them typed the note that the second graders prepared and mounted it on the back of the card. The kids who did not have time to type the note just folded it and placed it inside the card. I was so busy helping the students put their cards together that I was unable to take pictures of their cards.

Most of my students finished their cards today. Some had really elaborate quilled pieces. It’s really great to see students who usually have a challenging time with academic stuff be able to create and feel proud of themselves. They realize that they do have talents in other areas. My students who usually fly through the academic stuff found a new challenge when they quill. I have students (boys and girls) who really are enjoying what we’re doing and have decided to get their own tools and are working on their own quilling projects at home. Awesome!

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Paper Quilling – Teaching Kids How to Quill

So, we’ve been back to school for a week. It seems like Winter Break never happened! We have so many things to accomplish the next few months.

I started teaching my students how to quill. We started before winter break but only a few students were able to try. This week most of the kids were able to try it and they were able to quill a few pieces. Some of the kids have a difficult time in the beginning but it was gratifying when they are able to create something. I really like introducing my kids to new things (or in this case old things) that they have never heard of before. It shows them another side to their talents. I always remind them to just, “give it a go” and try new things. We’re not looking for perfection, just new experiences. It’s great to see that some of them realize that they are very good with their hands – building things, creating things, putting things together or apart.

As soon as we have some work put together I will post some pictures of completed work.

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