Kids craft ideas. DANDELION - quilling craft for children

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We are looking forward to spring coming, its beauty, warmth and lots of flowers. This quilling craft idea — a lovely DANDELION from paper can`t replace fresh flowers. But the process of making and then admiring it will surely remind you of a sunny spring; your mood will improve and you`ll be happy.

Kids craft ideas. DANDELION - quilling craft for children

DANDELION

What you`ll need:

— double-sided paper;
— a straw for cocktail;
— scissors,
— an awl;
— PVA glue;
— a knife for cutting paper;
— a ruler;

How to make:

On the short side of the paper sheet A4 cut the strips 05 cm broad. With an awl twist a tight coil, glue the strip end. With a toothpick make a hole in the coil; as a result you`ll have a workpiece in the form of a cone. All the spirals should be of the same length; check the length with a ruler. We`ve used the cones of about 20 mm long. Make the needed number of workpieces.

Kids craft ideas. DANDELION - quilling craft for children

Now start assembling the flower. Glue the cones into a circle. And up glue the second, the third and the fourth rows till you`ll have a hemisphere. Then turn the workpiece over and go on gluing the cones but not to the end: leave a small hole where the stalk is attached.

Kids craft ideas. DANDELION - quilling craft for children

To make a stalk, take a straw for cocktail and green paper. On the short side of the green paper cut a strip of about 2 — 2,5 cm, glue the strip on its perimeter. Wrap the pipe with paper like a spiral.

Make the leaves. On the short side of the green paper cut a strip of about 5 cm broad. Make fringe on the strip.

Take the straw for cocktail pasted with paper, leave 2 cm from its edge and glue the fringe edge. Twist the fringe onto the stalk, glue its end.

Kids craft ideas. DANDELION - quilling craft for children

Drop a bit of glue into the flower workpiece, cover the stalk with glue. Join the flower and the stalk. Our DANDELION is ready. The quilling technique can captivate the kid`s attention for a long time. Help your child and you both will get a lot of pleasure from this creative activity. Good luck and new ideas!
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A nice dandelion from paper — interesting quilling craft idea :)

dandelion from paper - quilling craft idea

nice dandelion from paper - interesting quilling craft idea
This dandelion is a bit different but also lovely, I guess. If you like, you may do it following the given picture scheme:

Quilling Dandelion

quilling dandelion

You'll need: yellow and green paper, scissors, glue, ruler, toothpick.

Making:

1. Take yellow paper and cut it into strips 30 cm long and about 1,5-2 cm wide. 4 strips for 1 flower.

quilling dandelion

2. Fold all the strips together and start to incise them finely not reaching the end.

quilling dandelion

3. As a result you'll have such strips:

quilling dandelion

4. Incise the green strips (the length is 12-15 cm, the width is 1,5-2 cm) in the same way. They'll be the edgings.

quilling dandelion

5. For more comfortable twisting use a toothpick. Beforehand, grease one end with glue.

quilling dandelion

6. Put the toothpick on the strip and start twisting. Apply hot glue gradually.

quilling dandelion

7. While twisting align the upper edge, so that the workpiece can look nice. Thus, wind 4 strips. If you want a smaller flower, then use one or two strips fewer. Finally glue a green strip 2-3 mm higher than the previous strip.

quilling dandelion

8. You'll have such a roll:

quilling dandelion

9. With scissors cut off a toothpick. Start making leaves: for this cut out the triangles 5 cm width.

quilling dandelion

10. On each triangle make small cloves on its 3 sides, then take off the extra paper to make the acute cloves.

quilling dandelion

11. When the leaves are ready, take the bud workpiece, turn it over and stick the leaves (2 or 3 as you want) with hot glue on the wrong side.

quilling dandelion

12. From felt cut out the circle of the size big enough to hide the flaws and glue it on the back side. Press tightly to glue well. As a result it should be like that:

quilling dandelion

13. Now fluff up the flower carefully. On top glue a ladybug. Finally you'll have such a beauty.

quilling dandelion

You may make some flowers composing a lovely bouquet.
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