Learn how to quill paper with your MFA art kit or materials from home
The decorative art of paper quilling has been around since the 15th century, possibly longer, and crafted by people all around the world! Quilling involves rolling, twisting, and bending thin strips of colorful paper into shapes to make detailed designs, just like the flowers and leaves in the framed artwork above.
If you have an MFA art kit for this very activity, you already have all the materials you need! If not, start by gathering all the materials below.
You will need:
- a pencil
- strips of paper, about 1/2 inch wide and at least 8 inches long
- a plain piece of paper
- a glue stick