I recently tried paper quilling with my residents and they really enjoyed it!
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I recently tried paper quilling with my residents and they really enjoyed it!

I bought some very inexpensive quilling pens or tools from an online supplier and cut up paper stock into 5 mm strips.

Even the residents with limited dexterity and eyesight managed to make some.

There are plenty of you tube videos on the subject too... we worked on filling an 8 x 5 frame together - which we did in about an hour and a half.

I finished gluing them all in place the next day. 


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Cara 28th Mar 2021
yes, all residents with a range of abilities managed to roll even those with limited eye sight
Atara 21st Feb 2021 Occupational Therapist
Hi from ISRAEL
Did your residents manage to roll the papers themselves?? I work in a nursing unit and assisted living and love the idea but dont see my residents being able to roll the papers up.
Many thanks
Sharon Hatchuel

Sara 22nd Feb 2021
yes. even those with limited sight and dexterity managed and I actually thought they wouldn't.
Susan 29th Aug 2020 Activity Director
Thanks for sharing this picture Kathie
Robin 29th Aug 2020 Director Of Recreation
Hello Everyone
We did this with our residents in Oshawa, Ontario. We pre quilled the strips of paper, and because it was the first time doing this craft, we asked the Residents just to be creative. Next time we are going to make flowers. Thanks to all the great people around the world who provide Golden Carers with their ideas!
Susan 29th Aug 2020 Activity Director
Thanks for sharing this picture of Robin
Susan 29th Jul 2020 Activity Director
Hi Janie
Welcome to golden Carers
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