Paper Quilling - How to Make Cute Owls
Here is another fun tutorial on paper quilling. In this tutorial, we are going to make some cute owls. If you are new to paper quilling, click on the following links for free tutorials on how to do paper quilling projects.
The free paper quilling tutorials will teach you how to get started with paper quilling, and how to use the correct tools and craft materials. You will also learn how to form quilling patterns with your own quilled paper. With the knowledge of how to make some basic shapes with strips of quilling paper, you will be able to create sophisticated patterns on your own for different projects.
Let's Get Started
Here are the tools and materials you need for making some cute owls.
- strips of quilling paper
- a quilling tool
- a pair of scissor
- craft glue
- a toothpick
- Use one strip of white quilling paper and half a strip of black quilling paper for each eye.
- Use a toothpick to apply a tiny amount of glue to one end of a paper. Join the two strips of paper together.
- With a slotted quilling tool, start rolling from the open end of the black quilling paper. Make a tight coil. Finish making the coil by applying a little glue at the end of the white quilling paper.
- Repeat with another strip of black and white paper to make another tight coil for the other eye.
- Cut a 4cm strip of yellow quilling paper. Roll it up to make a very small coil. Use a pair of pliers (or your fingers) to pinch one end of the coil so that it looks like a small triangular.
- The above instructions above are illustrated below in pictures.
Pictorial Instructions for Making the EyesClick thumbnail to view full-size
- Next, make the body of the owl by joining two strips of blue quilling paper together to make a big closed coil.
- Make two closed coils with half a strip of the pink quilling paper for each coil. Press the coils with your fingers to make them into teardrop shapes.
- Now we have all the 'parts,' it's time to assemble them together. Apply a little glue on the side of the eyes to stick them together. Put the little yellow coil somewhere in between them.
- Use your fingers to shape the blue coil so that it looks like a tulip flower or something similar to the picture below.
- Place the blue coil below the two eyes and glue it there.
Pictorial Instructions for Making the BodyClick thumbnail to view full-size
- Join two strips of blue quilling paper together to form a longer strip. You can use more strips of paper if you want to make a bigger or fatter owl!
- Wrap the strip of blue paper around the coils. Secure the end of the quilling paper with glue. Apply a little glue to the pink teardrop coils and stick them on each side of the big blue coil to form the wings.
- Make a circle with a short strip of blue quilling paper. Flatten the circle and paste it on the top of the quilled owl.
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