This lesson came about because of my desperate need to use up this giant box of donated strips.
I’ve done several different lessons with several different grade levels over the last few weeks but the box is still half full.
I showed my students how to wrap the paper into a little roll then let it go or not, then glue it and squash it into different shapes. They used a paintbrush handle to twist the paper onto.
There are loads of videos and how to’s out there on the internet if you want to do something super fancy. For my 5th grade students, I just had them do flowers.
We looked at historic and modern day examples. I did this with 5th grade because it was a handicraft from the Colonial period.
The term quilling comes from how colonists would twist the paper around their quills to make this decorative art.