I really like the intro! I think that you should maybe explain the significance just to get all parts of the question in.
I have to say, it was the most fun thing I have ever done.
Maybe try to make this more descriptive. Try a different word instead of fun
I like to experience things first hand, and as soon as I saw it, I started experimenting with what I saw, using none of the required tools .
All I had to do was take long stripes of paper, roll it making the core as tight as possible and the outside very loose then give it different shapes to make something new out of it.
Try describing it differently. It seems kind of awkward (no offense, just the way it sounds).
, which I was the president of,
Don't add this. They should see it on your application and you don't want them to think you are trying to brag (even if you aren't).
The only other comment I have is that the ending seems so abrupt. I understand you are on a character limit, but still try to make the essay flow and sound complete. I personally really liked it and have never heard of quilling so this is definitely interesting.