Intrigued by seahorses? Let’s learn more about these mysterious animals with a Paper Quilled Seahorse Craft – perfect for beginners to paper quilling!
Seahorses. Are they really horses of the sea? Then why don’t the other fish ride them? Do they have races under water?
These are just some of the delightfully weird questions kids are likely to ask you when they first come across these intriguing creatures. And you have to admit – even you’ve had questions like these about them!
And you know what’s the best way to get answers? Of course, research on Google – along with fun crafts! We’ve already done a Paper Weaving Seahorse Craft, and today we’re taking it a step further with a Paper Quilled Seahorse Craft!
Paper Quilled Seahorse Craft
List of Supplies:
- Printable Template
- Colored craft paper
- Craft glue
- Quilling strips
- Slotted quilling tool
How to make the Paper Quilled Seahorse Craft:
1. Download and print out the seahorse template. Cut out the template patterns – body, belly part and eye.
2. Select craft paper in a color of your choice. Trace and cut out the body part from colored craft paper and trace and cut out the rest of the patterns from white art paper.
3. Select different colored quilling strips and create loose coils and triangle shapes with them.
4. Take the eye cut-out and use a black sharpie or gel pen to fill it in.
5. Take the quilled triangle shapes and attach them along the spiked edges of the seahorse pattern.
6. Take the lens shaped cut-out and fill it with the prepared loose coils. I attached 2 quilled triangle shapes on both corners to adjust the filling with quilled papers. Keep adding the quilled loose coils until the lens shaped cut-out is filled nicely.
7. Attach the lens shaped quilled patterns on the main body pattern of the seahorse.
8. If you like, you can add details like a smile, eye lashes or cheeks. Make more seahorses in multiple colors and arrange them on a blue background.
This craft is good for beginners to quilling, since the focus here is on getting the quilling shapes right. Kids who enjoyed this will also like making these paper quilled fish, a paper quilled rainbow or a paper quilling tree. And when they’re ready for more, you can check out our full list of 20+ Paper Quilling Crafts for the entire year!