Paper Quilled Red Lobster

This is an old Paper Quilled Red Lobster I made – from 2014!!! Although admittedly he reminds me more of a crayfish. Working out what size to make things you see on the internet is pretty difficult and sometimes it takes trial an error. In this case, the proportions were way off because I was guessing. I did a much better job on the Blue Lobster I made around this time because I had had some practice on this guy first.


I found an example lobster on the internet. I don’t advocate for this nowadays, but back during the beginning of my quilling adventure, I had no idea what not to do and just wanted to make pretty things.

He was created using 1/4″ standard quilling strips that were crimped before coiling and shaping. The primary technique (outside the crimping) was making teardrop shaped coils in the appropriate sizes. For the knuckle pieces on the front claws and part of the carapace I did make two “U” shaped pieces. These are done by taking a closed coil and pressing your quilling tool against it while shaping the sides up around. Hard to describe with words!

The small legs were basically just loops with one rounded end and glued off to a point on the other end.

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Do you like my Paper Quilled Red Lobster? Check out the links below to see the other two lobsters I have made.

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