Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Easy Valentine's Craft - Paper Quilled Hearts

My 3 girls love crafting and came up with this super easy Valentine's craft before school one morning last week.

All you do is cut a heart out of cardboard or paper, cover it in glue then stick paper quills on to it.

To make the paper quills just cut a rectangle from thick paper about the size of a postcard.  Lay a pencil along the longest edge then roll up the paper around it.

Pull the pencil out and roll up the paper again as tightly as you can.  Cut the rolled up paper into slices.  You could cut small, thin spirals from green paper to make leaves if you wanted to.  

Cut a heart, or whatever shape you like out of paper or card.  Dip the bottom of each paper swirl into glue then press it on to the shape.  Alternatively, cover the shape in glue then press the swirls onto it.  Keep going until your shape is covered in paper swirls.  Attach a ribbon to hang it up or glue it to a card.  

This craft is so easy even really little ones can have a go, rolling the paper is fab for fine motor skill development, just make sure the scissors only cut the paper ;o)

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