Quilling, a craft that has been around for centuries, is a beautiful way to create a unique card for Mother's Day, or any special occasion. Quilling can be simple and elegant or highly detailed.
What You Need:
- Construction paper (We used construction paper embedded with glitter)
- Glue stick
What You Do:
- Have your child fold a piece of construction paper in half to create the base of the card.
- Have her cut thin strips of construction paper in multiple colors.
- Fold each strip in half.
- Using a toothpick, she can carefully twirl half of a strip of paper around the toothpick until the paper is curled, or quilled. She can either glue it in place and wiggle it off the toothpick for a tight quill, or gently release it from the toothpick, and open the quilling up a bit and glue it in place for a more relaxed effect.
- Repeat this for all of the strips of paper, experimenting each time.
- Have her decide how she wants to apply the quills to the card and glue them in place.
- Have her write a special message on the front or the inside of the card and give it to someone she loves!