My kid's quilling — dragonfly
My children love quilling just like I do, and I keep saying this craft is suitable for kids. Here's just one example. Some time ago my eldest daughter who is 8 years old created this blue dragonfly. She saw me making the flower with curled petals, and wanted to use the same technique for dragonfly's wings. She used the standard 1/8"-wide quilling strips (hand-cut). The dragonfly measures about 2 3/8" (6 cm) in length, 2 1/8" (5.5 cm) wingspan.
Those of you who are going to try quilling with children might like the article Paper quilling for kids: 10 tips I wrote earlier. Links to other examples of quilled insect designs can be found in this round-up post: Insects — quilling designs.
By the way, when I say "my children" that means also two 6-year-olds, including a boy :)
So happy to hear that chidren are getting involved with this art!!!
You are so talented at Quilling, and its really inspiring that your children have such an interest too! Here's the link, and feel free to send me links when you come up with another project for kids!
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
I really like your idea from an earlier blog that mentioned making a quilling tool with a felt pen and toothpick...I've also found that the tools from Klutz are the right size for small hands. (I prefer them as well!)
I've also found that "googly" eyes are a big hit on any creatures we make!