Introduction: Quilled Snowflake Ornament
Intended for ages 10+
Objective: The goal of this project is to help you create a beautiful yet inexpensive handmade ornament that you will be proud to give as a gift.
Time: Allow 2-3 hours so that you or your child don't feel rushed. This can be a tedious process so you may want to do this over the course of 2 evenings. It should be enjoyable and allow your child to learn a new craft that they can share.
-White Acrylic Paint
-1/8" Wide White Quilling Paper (JoAnns or Hobby Lobby)
-Fishing Line (may substitute ribbon or yarn if that is what you have on hand)
Description of Shapes:
Hearts - formed by folding strip of paper in half and then rolling the ends toward the middle to make the shape of a heart.
Teardrops - formed by rolling strip of paper into circle, gluing and then pinching one end to form the shape of a teardrop.
S Scroll - formed by rolling the ends of strip of paper in opposite directions to form the shape of an "S'
1. Cut 34 pieces of quilling paper into 4" long strips.
2. Paint 6 toothpicks. Let Dry.
3. Clip toothpicks to 1.5" in length.
4. Cut 8" piece of fishing line (for hanger).
Roll one strip of paper into a circle that is 1/4" in diameter.
Glue fishing line to opposite sides of one toothpick to form hanger for ornament then glue toothpicks to center circle equidistant apart.
Make and glue 6 teardrops in middle of hearts. Glue heart/teardrop piece between toothpicks.
Make 24 S scrolls and glue to either side of each toothpick
Please Note: this ornament should be relatively sturdy but is still made of paper so keep that in mind when storing.