April 29, 2020  |   Making, Creativity, Tools


Quilling is an interesting way to create shapes that become incredible works of art when you apply your imagination. 

The Amazeum team put together this blog post to get you started quilling and creating.

Materials | Supplies

  • slotted quilling tool or plastic straw, dowel, or pencil
  • glue
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • paper strips from magazines, colored paper, card stock, wrapping paper

Concepts Explored

  • materials
  • fine motor skills
  • creativity
  • hand-eye coordination
  • shapes & patterns

Discovery Starters

Are some shapes more challenging than others to make? Why?

What paper did you find best for quilling? Why?

Can you make quilling tools from other materials? 

How did you decide to arrange your quilled shapes? 

Explore Further

What inspired you about quilling? Take a walk and look for inspiration in nature. 

Did some colors look better together than others? Why?

What shapes and patterns did you discover in your coiled paper?

Additional Resources

Makezine website: Basics of Quilling

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