Put your quilling skills to use with these Quilled Paper Truffula Trees! Use this craft as an accompaniment to the famous book, ‘The Lorax’, by Dr Seuss.
You must have heard of The Lorax, right? If not the book, at least the movie? Well, in that case, you need no introduction to what Truffula trees are!
In case you don’t know, Truffula trees are what the Lorax sets out to save, when industrialization threatens to take over his land. Yes, like other Seuss books, this one’s quite deep too!
With Dr Seuss’ day coming up, it’s only fair to bring out our Seuss favorites like Horton hears a Who or One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. And since Lorax is among these, we’re celebrating by making these pretty quilled paper Truffula trees!
Quilled Paper Truffula Trees
List of Supplies:
- Colored craft paper
- Quilling strips
- Slotted quilling tool
- Craft glue
- Pattern Pipe Cleaners
Instructions to make the Quilled Paper Truffula Trees:
1. Cut out a circle from thick craft paper. The circle will be the base for the Truffula Tree.
2. Measure and cut 12 inches long quilling strips for the shapes of the Truffula Tre e.Using a slotted quilling tool, make 7 tight coil loops in each color.
3. Take the circle cut out and glue one of the tight coils on the center. Glue the rest of the tight coils around the center tight coil.
4. Similarly, Make 12 loose coils and then pinch one end to make a teardrop shape. Now pinch and bend at the middle of the shape to make the Trufulla tree branches.
5. Grab the teardrop shapes and glue them around the inner tight coils; glue each teardrop between 2 tight coils from the underlying layer. Add 7 of these around the paper.
6. Now glue the rest of the teardrop shapes between the previously glued teardrop shapes.
6. Now simply glue a patterned pipe cleaner at the back of each Trufulla tree. Allow the glue to dry. Assemble the trees on a sky blue background.
We love paper quilling crafts like this one – we could do them all day! This paper quilled Truffula trees craft will go perfectly with our Paper Quilled Horton Hears a Who craft and the Oh the Places You’ll Go Balloon quilled craft. So take out your quilling tool and strips and get making!