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With the framework of the school summer camp “IZB”, a creative quilling circle was organized for girls. Many people have not yet heard of this type of creativity, but it is becoming more and more popular, attracting not only children, but also adults.

Quilling as a creative activity came to us from Europe. The name comes from the English word ” quill “or” bird’s feather”. In medieval Europe, medallions created by nuns from gilded paper, twisted on the tip of a pen, created the complete illusion that they were made of thin gold strips.

Due to its simplicity and refnement, quilling began to be interesting for noble ladies who could afford to while away their leisure hours for this fashionable, but very expensive occupation. Today, quilling is available to everyone.

Quilling (paper-twisting, paper filigree) is a technique of twisting colored strips of paper into various shapes and making them into complete works. This type of fancy-work is quite simple and does not require any expenses except time. Quilling can be just a useful hobby, or it can be a serious business that brings profit. And the benefits of quilling for a child, like many other types of creativity, are undeniable.

 Quilling is very useful for the development of the right hemisphere of the brain. The quilling technique perfectly develops creativity, imagination, a sense of beauty and develops a sense of taste, which is important for emotional and aesthetic development. This is one of the ways of self-expression through creativity, because each work is the creation of a whole composition. In skillful hands, thin paper strips turn into masterpieces — paintings, postcards, gift packages, interior details.

In addition, quilling actively develops fine motor skills. As you know, at the level of the cerebral cortex, fine motor skills are directly related to speech. More over, the constant work of the hands with small details makes the hands and fingers more pliable, the movements-more accurate and accurate.

Quilling also helps to cope perfectly with restless children who find it difficult to focus on one thing for a long time. Painstaking work with strips of paper develops a child’s perseverance, attention, visual memory, imaginative thinking and speech.

Due to so many useful qualities quilling was included in the program of the summer camp “IZB”. Classes in the circle are held every other day in the “House of Culture”. Girls are happy to combine their skills, imagination and creative skills and put it all on paper, giving life to unique compositions that have elements of nature, and intricate patterns and ornaments.