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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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Paper Quilling Treasury List

I want to share a quilled art treasury list from Etsy:

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Paper Quilling – Quilling with Kids

Here are pictures of some of the quilling my students completed. We used regular colored paper instead of quilling paper since they are just learning how to quill.

Quilling with Kids Images:



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Paper Quilling – Quilled Letter Magnets

Quilled Letter Magnets – Choose the letters you want. Each magnet is 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches.

The quilled letters are placed on cardstock and mounted on a frame mat. The magnet measures 3/4 in. diameter.

The choices are: Light Blue Background with Blue and L. Green Letters; Pink Background with Light Blue and Cadet Blue Letters; Light Green Background with Fuchsia and Leaf Green Letters; Light Purple Background with Purple and Pink Letters; Light Pink (Pink/Peach) Background with Fuchsia and Light Green Letters; and, Light Teal Background with Lilac and Dark Yellow Letters.

Here is the image of the quilled letter magnets:

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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 – New Display Cards with Quotes

I’ve been planning to make display cards with quotes on them. Finally, I made a few and they have different inspirational thoughts. Sometimes, the less you say, the more impact you have…

The last card, I wanted the gold paper with hearts to represent music bars – song in your heart –

Anyway, I have more and I will post them as soon as they are ready. I have new ideas for more quilled art. I also want to go back to origami. I found some new ideas that I would like to try.

The Valentine project with my kids is slow moving right now since we are still working on our writing projects. We are reseraching and writing our speeches, too. Too much to do!!!






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Paper Quilling – Husking Tool aka Torture Device and Quilling with Kids

So… I used my husking tool (torture device) – the one I put together using toothpicks – much harder than I thought! It works for the pre-made husking templates but I need to make sure that when I create a husking design that there is enough room for the quilling paper. Anyway, I set that aside and focused on my other projects.

My students are getting the hang of quilling. We started making our “Valentine Cards” – for someone special. I also made some pre-made hearts that they could use so that they won’t get frustrated if the quilled pieces they make don’t come out the way they want them to. Quite a few of them are really interested and have gotten their own tools. That is great! It takes patience and they are learning that if there is a mistake they could just do it over or start from scratch. Some of them have invented their own paper sculptures. I will be taking pictures of completed work. This will be a busy week since we are working hard with our writing assignments.

I have a new set of cards with “inspiration” quotes. There are some quotes for friends and some to just remind us of some things about life. I am still having a hard time taking pictures – the lighting is just difficult. So, I decided to just get one of those “studio kits” – and hopefully the one I ordered will work fine. I should get it on Wednesday – new toy for me!

Pictures of new projects and of my kids’ (students) work will be posted soon. I still have kids who hang out with their knitting looms. Some need a little bit of help, while others just want to show what they have done.

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Paper Quilling – Gift Tags Lavender Theme

Here are the paper quilling gift tags lavender theme:

I tried a different background:

Here are the individual pics:









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Paper Quilling – Gift Tags Pink Theme

I wanted to create something different so I made some gift tags. I wanted a theme to go with the cards and I thought – colors – since I love colors so much!!! Anyway, I used linen paper and tore the edges to give it the “torn look”! I used cardstock – 80 lb textrued cardstock for the background. The pink quilling paper is the pink “pearl” strip – really nice but difficult to glue. They are too pretty though so just suffere through it. I also made sure to leave room for the message.

Here is the first set:

Paper Quilling – Gift Tags Pink Theme

Here are the individual pics:







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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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