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!)