(2) 24” pink strips of quilling paper
(2) 24” white strips of quilling paper
(2) 24” strips of red, orange, cream, dark pink quilling paper each
Additional strips of paper in different colors
Cut two strips of 24” pink quilling paper in half. Cut two strips of white quilling paper in half. Alternate the colors.
Make a big loop and glue the four tips together. Let dry. Fold the loop so that it comes to a point, forming two loops. You now have a heart shape. Glue this center so that the heart shape holds.
Take two 24” strips of coordinating or contrasting quilling paper and coil tightly, first one color and then the other. Glue the tips.
Make 3 – 5 closed coils of various sizes. Begin to alternate two strips of different colors and coil them tightly. Glue the tips. Then coil three strips of different colors tightly. Glue the tips. Make big and small coils by adding more quilling strips if necessary to alternate the size of the coils.
Push through the center of the larger coils by to form a pyramid shape. Keep the other coils flat to add variety to the heart.
Glue the heart to card stock or cardboard of contrasting or coordinating color.
(3) 24” strips of orange quilling paper (for the center of the flower)
(1) 24” strips of brown quilling paper (for the center of the center of the flower)
(4) 12” strips of yellow quilling paper (for the petals)
(4) 12” strips of orange-yellow quilling paper (for the petals)
(4) 3 ½” strips of orange-yellow quilling paper
(3) 12” strip of brown quilling paper (for the petals)
Cardstock or cardboard
Tightly coil three 24” strips of orange paper and glue the tip. This is the center of the flower.
Using the 12”strips of yellow paper, make a small loop and secure the tip with glue. Continue to make a loop slightly larger than the first, securing the tip again. Repeat this pattern until there is no more paper to make a loop. Be sure each loop is bigger than the last one and glue the tip each time you make a loop.
These will be the petals of the flower. Continue with the rest of the yellow strips until you have four completed yellow petals consisting of open loops.
Continue this pattern with the orange-yellow strips until you have four completed flower petals. In the end, there will be a total of eight petals.
Make petals with the 12” strips of brown paper making the loops smaller.
On cardstock or cardboard, trace the flower’s center lightly with pencil. Arrange the yellow and orange-yellow petals evenly around this circle and glue down. Glue the brown petals randomly around this circle.
Glue the center of the flower down.
Take one end of the 3 ½” strips of orange-yellow quilling paper and curl the tip. Do this for the remaining strips of 3 ½” orange-yellow papers. Glue the other end randomly through-out the petals.
NEXT WEEK: Heart
(3) 24” strips of light blue quilling paper
(3) 24” strips of medium blue quilling paper
(3) 24” strips of dark blue quilling paper
(4) 3” strips of purple quilling paper
(2) 3” strips of light blue quilling paper
(2) 3” strips of medium blue quilling paper
(2) 3” strips of dark blue quilling paper
Piece of card stock or board
Begin a tight coil using the light blue paper. When finished, glue the tip. Then wrap the medium blue paper tightly; glue the tip. Wrap the dark blue paper tightly and glue the tip.
For the eyes: tightly coil two of the purple strips separately and glue on to the face of the octopus.
For the tentacles: Bend one end of the strip of paper and make a wide curl with your finger. Curl the opposite end. Glue the bent end to the octopus. Repeat for the remaining strips. Place four on either side of the head.
Push the coil out from the center to give the octopus a three-dimensional look.
Glue on card stock or colored cardboard.
NEXT WEEK: FLOWER