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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.

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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 – 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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