I began molding paper in 2019, but only had boxes of these little frills until March 2020. The first day my work called me to tell me they were closed for a week due to Covid , I took what felt like an adult snow day and started the larger pieces. All the pieces I'd created were called up to do something new. Making the individual pieces makes me calm. I have had time to make so, so many.
The individual pieces are called flounces, after a fabric manipulation (sewing) technique. It's also a highly gendered verb for exaggerated annoyance or impatience.