Easy Shamrock Quilling Craft
The luck of the Irish is with all of us on St. Patrick's Day, show your Irish side by making a super cool paper quilled shamrock craft! I think paper Quilling is one of the coolest things, and I'll show you a quick and easy way to start your own quilling art with this shamrock craft project. The layers of color make this craft really special, I've incorporated the rainbow here to represent the elements of St. Patrick's Day!
Have you seen some of the fantastic paper quillling art out there?, just do a search and see the amazing things that come up, it's a truly spectacular art form. This shamrock is probably as simple as it gets. Create your own quilling art, you'll be amazed at the results.
Step 1. You'll first need to cut long strips of paper about 1/2 an inch wide. I used 11 inch cardstock paper. Cut out three strips per color.
Step 2. Next place the strips on top of each other in the order you'd like. I layered 7 strips, this may be too many for beginners, use less strips if you're having difficulty curling the paper.
Step 3. Fold the strips in half to find the middle. Then wrap one end around a lollipop stick and begin to curl the strips making your way towards the middle. Roll tightly!
Step 4. Next roll the other end inward towards the middle as well.
Step 5. Shape your quilled paper like a heart. Make two more.
Step 6. Glue the shapes down to colored cardstock. Dip the heart shapes in glue and press down, let it dry.
Step 7. Cut out the shamrock and apply a stem (popsicle stick) to the back.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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