Making Curlicues from Shredded Paper

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To make curlicues out of shredded paper for Christmas presents; you take regular shredded paper and wrap it around a knitting needle, or larger bamboo skewer, (did you know that bamboo is the only really waterproof wood) and spritz it lightly with a mister bottle, then place it in a warm place, or oven, to dry; this is another way to curl yarn for dolls hair.


Source: This has been taught by crafters for years, the technique can be used on almost any paper or yarn.

By Mary from Atascadero, CA

December 21, 20070 found this helpful

What are curlicues?



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December 25, 20070 found this helpful

WOW!... This is SOOOO COOL!... I especially like the idea of curling doll hair that way...

---> And "Curlicues" are CURLY-Q's... Like what happens when you run scissors down ribbon for bows on gifts... (Basically "Ringlets"... Like Shrilly Temple's hair) or coils that look like "Springs".

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November 16, 20130 found this helpful

An instant way of making them curl is to run them between your thumb and the edge of a blunt knife. They will curl instantly.

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