Quilled Lemonade Anyone?…quilling and kids

At a young age, I scored fairly well on spatial relations, 3D visual learning…or something like that.  I think it meant I had an eye for drawing objects with depth, perspective, and proportion (but please don’t ask me to draw people!). I’m thankful for my art teachers who helped develop and fine-tune these skills! Skills that are perfect for quilling!

In return, I love teaching kids how to quill. With kids, there’s something exciting that happens when they pinch little rolls of paper strips into something wonderful!  They see paper in a whole new light! So if you get an opportunity to teach or show a child how to quill, then take it!

Here’s a quilled lemonade stand that my daughter made when she was 8 years old. Those are cars zooming across the road, not turtles!

She even made a “boom box” off to the left. The two girls are wearing dresses made from a large tight coil.  The technique is similar to the Easter Basket project.

“She’s doing a split because she’s happy to buy some lemonade!”

Gotta love their creativity!

(I’ll be posting some other projects made by kids!)

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6 Responses to “Quilled Lemonade Anyone?…quilling and kids”

  1. Jane says:

    I showed your book today at Craft Club. First off, the kids were impressed that I have a friend who wrote a book! Next, they *loved* the large tight coiled bride and groom. Glad to see R’s lemonade stand. So creative!

  2. Lucía Sinning says:


    I definitely love the work done for your daughter! Thank you for sharing! In Spanish we say, “De tal palo, tal astilla”, which means that the girl is pure qualities inherited from his mother.;))

    I share with you the idea that it is wonderful, the children learn quilling and I have the luck to make children’s workshops in the month of July, when they are on vacation. The experience is unforgettable and rewarding!

    Hope to see more great children’s work in your blog!

    A hug,


  3. Alli says:

    Thanks Lucia! My girls are a blessing…I thank God for them each day!

    I’m teaching a quilling camp next week and I can’t wait to see what the kids will create. Hope to post more pictures…

  4. Dr Sonia S V says:

    Wow Love the doll. Such a great 3 D project
    Dr Sonia S V

  5. Madison says:

    Wow I am 11 and I can’t do stuff like that. I do however teach my friends to quill and they are fascinated by it they just think its beautiful. At my family yard sale we are all going to sell our quilled stuff. I will tell you how it turns out.

  6. Hailey says:

    Alli, I am 10 and I think that it is WONDERFUL that kids like me can do such a great job!

    Happy Quilling!

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