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Valentine’s Cards for Kids: Paper Quilling

| January 2, 2014 | 8 Comments

Quilled Heart - Valentines Cards31 Days of Love

Hi, all! I’m Jeanette Nyberg from Artchoo where I offer all sorts of art projects for kids and design for kids. I live in the Chicago area with my family and I love coming up with easy ideas for kids to be creative every day.

We are big fans of paper projects here and I’ve been wanting to try a basic quilling project for some time. This is extremely basic – if your kids enjoy this they may want to explore some more complicated quilling techniques. I found some amazing videos on You Tube.

In any event, this project will introduce to your kids (or reinforce) the idea of using paper as a 3-dimensional medium instead of it always being flat. Poor paper just wanted to evolve…

Materials:

  • Colored Card Stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Something to coil the paper around (we used a small paintbrush handle. A pencil was too thick and made the insides of the paper spirals too open.)

Directions:

Cut small strips of colored card stock. We used white, light pink, and red. The strips were approximately 14 x 1 cm. Older kids can use a craft knife to cut strips, but we found scissors worked quite well- the strips don’t need to be perfectly even.

Coil the strips, one by one, tightly around the paintbrush handle. They will stay coiled when you remove them.

Quilling for Kids - hearts

Fold a full piece of colored card stock in half (this is the card itself). Using 2 strips of card stock, form a heart shape and glue the strips onto the front of the card. We applied glue to the edge of the strip and held it in place for about a minute per strip. I then placed a light box over the heart to keep it in place while it dried for about 1/2 hour.

Valentines Cards for kids - quilling

Now is the fun part! Dip each coil into a puddle of glue and place inside the heart. We used 3 colors, but feel free to experiment with more or fewer colors.

quilled heart how to

 

That’s it! Don’t forget to inscribe the card with a sweet message to your valentine…

Be sure to visit Artchoo for more creative ideas for kids, including these projects:

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Chihuly Cups Art Project

Make a Mini Art Museum Book

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  1. Thanks so much for having me on the blog today, Maggy!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    My pleasure Jeanette, so great to have you!

  3. Art Mom says:

    I love Artchoo and Red Ted – great to see this post here. We’re getting excited for Valentine’s too. This is a great idea and so creative and easy!

  4. Marianne says:

    What do you feel is a good beginner age to try paper quilling? Thanks!

  5. Bhumi Faldu says:

    Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial on valentines day paper Quilling idea.

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