Curly Paper Art
You can use curly paper art this Christmas to decorate just about anything, but it looks especially elegant hanging on a Christmas tree.
What You'll Need:
To make a curly paper ornament, cut two 10x1-inch strips and two 9x1-inch strips from a piece of construction paper.
Tape all 4 strips together at the top and the bottom, with the 2 shorter strips inside the 2 longer strips. Next, cut two 4x1-inch strips of paper, and tape the ends of each one together to make 2 rings.
Tape both rings in place between the 2 middle strips of paper. Cut three 3x1-inch strips of paper, fan fold them, and tape them in place between the 4 longest strips of paper.
Next, cut three 1-inch-wide strips of paper between 4 and 6 inches long. Curl these strips over the edge of a closed pair of scissors, then tape these curls to the bottom of the ornament.
To make a hanger for the ornament, cut a 5x1-inch strip of paper and make a loop out of it, then tape it to the top of the ornament. Once you have perfected this technique, feel free to experiment with other designs and colors.
In the next section, push your art skills to the limit. Learn how to make a soft reindeer toy.
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