Try quilling for a unique art project

Spring has sprung. The beauty of fresh blossoms, fluttering butterflies, colorful birds, hopping bunnies and dandelions is a delight to eyes after such a long winter. This month’s project is Quilling. It is such a fun, creative and colorful way to capture the nature at its best!

Quilling or paper filigree is a fun paper craft which involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, coiled, spiraled, and glued together to create decorative 3D designs.

What you will need

Paper Stock

Construction paper


Glue, paper plate and Q- tip

Curling tools You can buy a kit or do this using hands, chopsticks or manicure stick

1. Pick design or subjects of your interest: flowers, animals, cars, butterflies, vehicles etc.

2. Using scissors cut construction paper 1/4-3/8” wide. You can also buy precut strips.

3. Glue one tip of the strip and start rolling tightly. Once it’s rolled completely then, let it loosen to desired size and glue its other tip. You’ll have to hold it for a while until the glue is dry.

4. Pour some glue into a paper plate. Using Q-tip glue the quill and stick it on card stock.

Enjoy the craft? Have a colorful and joyful spring!!

Shikha Pasrija has a passion for art. She has organized several successful art workshops which have been immensely popular both with kids and their families. Follow her blog or e-mail her at