|Why not have a go at making pictures from curled up strips of paper?|
You will need:
|Take a piece of coloured paper or thin card, and cut a thin strip thatís about 1cm wide.|
|Then take a paintbrush, and tightly roll the strip around the handle, from one end to the other.|
|Once youíve rolled it all up, remove the paintbrush and let the curled paper spring out.|
You now have a tightly curled spiral of paper.
|You can repeat this technique with different colours of paper, and different lengths.|
Here you can see a very short piece of rolled up purple paper.
|Using a longer strip this time, you get a large white spiral.|
This technique is called "quilling".
|Here's a blue strip of paper. Instead of being rolled all the way to the end, it's been stopped about half-way.|
The result is a strip thatís straight, with a small curl at one end.
|Another technique is to curl both ends of the strip.|
Just go to the other end, and start rolling it back on itself around a paintbrush.
|So now you that you can curl the paper, it's very easy to start making pictures with it!|
Here's a flower, for example.
Just put all your curls in the place you want, and then glue them to the paper.
Try it yourself!