|Simple paper quilling on circle base|
My students have been working on a paper quilling unit and many kids are now finishing up. I was playing around this weekend to think of something the students who are finished earlier than the others can do. Here is my example of a paper quilled ornament. I think it looks quiet pretty in simple white paper.
I traced a circle on white card-stock and cut out. Then I began twirling various sizes of white paper strips. The strips are 1/2" wide by 4" long. Some are a tighter spiral than others.
I made 2 different examples and decided to try to glitter one of them. I first used my inexpensive student type glitter and it was horrible! The glitter was way to big for such a delicate item. I was about to give up on the glitter until I saw my Martha Stewart Essential Colors Glitter 24 Piece Set. Okay, so I can't say for sure that I will let my students use my Martha glitter but I did want to see how it turned out, so I tried it.
|Quilling with Martha Stewart Glitter|
This picture doesn't do it justice. I've done quilled ornaments for myself before but never added the glitter. Below are more images of quilled ornaments I have made for my own tree using quilling paper and no paper background. While I love these too, I really dig the glitter.
I know Martha glitter is expensive but it goes a long way! I usually cut out the 50% coupon for Michael's or A.C. Moore that is in the Sunday paper and use that towards my glitter.
There is a teacher blog called, "Art Teachers Hate Glitter" but I have to say, when it's Martha glitter, I love it!
|Another fun quilling design|
What do you think of paper quilling? Have you tried it with your students or children?