Kids Art – Quilling for Crowds – “GLUEOLOGY” RULES
Quilling is the art of creating designs with narrow strips of paper that have been wound around a quilling tool to create a basic shape.(s-shape, heart, eyeball, coil, spiral, etc) The shapes are glued together and arranged to form all kinds of snazzy designs. Some would have you believe that this craft must be done with precision, with special tools, with only that one right kind of paper, and done itty bitty. But NO!
You can do fun quilling – with crowds of people, little people even! Hang loose, have creative fun with it, and forget precision!
This is an overview:
GLUEOLOGY and FLEXIBILITY are the key!
DON’T WORRY SO MUCH about the exact right paper, perfect tools or best glue.
Materials you need:
Scissors – kid size
Any paper. Any color. Construction paper can be clunky, but it still works. The BEST paper is recycled (and free). Don’t BUY paper unless you have to. Ask a printer for trimmings, leftovers.
Use a paper cutter, and ahead of time cut the paper in strips that are approximately ½ to 1
Nail designs have become quite popular these days and every other girl want to carry one or the other such design so that she too can look ultra trendy! However, not all of you have the time and even zeal to go to the nail art salons or beauty parlors and get the art done on your nails. You need not worry about that- you can also make these designs at home- its simple! And what more- you need not know painting and use of brush strokes to make nail art designs. There are many other options that are not at all messy. You just need to get them and apply them. Here are some choices for you to get started with making nail designs at home.
Use Nail Art Decals Stickers
Decal stickers, as the name suggests, stick to the nails to make them beautiful. You just have to buy some attractive decals stickers from a beauty shop and follow the instructions given there right on the packet containing these stickers. Usually, you have to give a base coat, place a decal on your and gently press down on the dried nail polish. Finally, you
Paper art is a lot of fun. It looks so good when you have finished a neat little project and people think you are so clever – little do they know that it can be a very simple and cost effective matter to make 3-d paper craft and other off the page projects.
Often a completed project only needs a person to take a basic shape and make lots of them from scrap paper. You may like to make a special paper art item to decorate your home or to serve as a decoration for a special event.
For example, I made a topiary tree with circle shapes. Here’s what I did:
- Step 1. First I decided on a color palette for my tree. I had a lot of blue and green scraps of card stock and designer paper in a folder as I can never make myself throw paper scraps away, and surprise surprise – those color hues also went nicely with my home decor. You could of course choose any other color combination that suited your decor or party theme. (I have always thought what pretty wedding table decorations these trees could make