We tend to homeschool year round in our house and take extra breaks through out the year instead of taking the whole long hot summer off. After all if we are cooped up inside we might as well learn something! We switch up school in the summer though by doing unit studies with friends. This summer we learned all about Colonial Times. It was a lot of fun eating food that they ate, learning about what life was like and learning about activities that they did to entertain themselves. After all there were no T.V.’s, IPADs, or video games. Can you even imagine?? LOL
One of the things we learned about that was popular in Colonial Times was QUILLING. This is such a simple art activity that uses stuff you have right around the house. My kids had so much fun with this! Before you start Google quilling and you can find lots of amazing art work to give your kids some ideas of what they can do.
- Cardstock (we made ours about 4 X 6 but any size will work)
- copy paper cut into strips (you could use any thickness but we went with about a 1/4 in.)
- white glue
- tooth picks
To start wrap the white copy paper strips around the pencil as tightly as you can and then slide it off the end of the pencil.
Next use a toothpick to put a little glue on the wrapped paper.
Tip: I always save any plastic lids off containers (sour cream, yogurt, etc.) and put glue or paint on them when we are doing art. It washes off super easy and I don’t have to waste a bunch of paper plates.
You can keep them as tight or as loose as you want after you slide them off the pencil. It just depends on the look you are going for.
I love that with the same supplies you can get so many different designs. A lot of fun was had by all!! Try it at your house and share what your kids made!! I would love to see their creations.
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