How to Curl Paper - This week I visited the Data Program. Data is a rehabilitation home for teens struggling with addiction. I taught them and myself how to curl paper otherwise known as Paper Quilling. During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used Paper Quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. Paper Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. for more information on quilling visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilling
I gave the teens a guide showing simple Paper Quilling shapes. They got right to it and created some pretty amazing designs. Below you will find the supplies we used, a guide for Paper Quilling shape designs, and the wonderful designs the kids came up with.
White Paper Cut into Strips on the Vertical 3/4″ or 1″ wide.