DLTK's Crafts for Kids
All About Denmark Paper Quilt Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This is a great cut and paste paper craft project for learning about
Denmark. It includes some animals, symbolic icons,
and the flag of Denmark.
This turns out to be quite a large project (about 25 inches x
25 inches) and there are lots of templates to print.
Note: If you'd like a smaller project (both in size and
time) do a 4 square quilt instead of a 9 square quilt:
only print templates 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Alternatively, you might like to have a group of children each make a quilt piece or two and then assembling everyone's pieces into one quilt.
- something to color with,
- Optional: red construction paper
Notes about the images:
Image 1: The Red Clover is the national flower of Denmark.
Image 2: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was born April 16, 1940.
Image 3: In Scandinavian mythology, trolls are frequently
described as being extremely old, very strong, but slow and
dim-witted. They remain close to nature (dark forests, especially)
and are said to turn to stone in the sunlight.
Denmark is the world’s largest pork exporter.
Image 5: The
flag of Denmark has a white cross on a red background.
6: The Mute Swan is the national animal of Denmark.
7: Thumbelina was a fairy tale by the Danish writer, Hans Christian
Andersen. It was first published in 1835. Thumbelina is a tale about
a tiny girl and her love story with a fairy flower prince.
Image 8: Football (soccer) is Denmark’s most popular sport.
The term Viking (from Old Norse víkingr) is customarily used to
refer to the Scandinavian explorers, warriors, merchants, and
pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of
Europe and the North Atlantic islands from the late eighth to the
- Optional: This is optional, but I really like to include
it as part of the craft if I'm making the 9 square quilt.
- Print the "Top Border Template" in either color or B&W.
- Color the template pieces if using B&W
- Cut out the template pieces
- Assemble the pieces to make a strip about 20 inches long and
3 inches tall.
- Print templates 1 to 9 to make a 9 square quilt
OR print templates 1, 2, 4 and 5 if you're making a 4 square
- Color each template piece if using B&W
- this can be quite time consuming and can be done
over two weeks of learning about the country (a square
per day and 1 day for assembly = 10 days)
- this can be done as a group project with each child
completing a square and then assembling it as a group.
- Cut out the template pieces.
- Apply glue to the gray parts of the template and
assemble (you can look at the image at the top of this page
to see what piece goes where) After assembling, there
should be no gray left showing.
- Optional: I was torn whether to add this as the
project is already quite time consuming. It's up to
you whether you want to do it!
- Glue 4 inch wide strips of red construction paper
all around the outside of your project to form a border.
Use scissors to cut a slight wave in this border so it
looks like a quilt.
- Print 3 copies of the fringe template for a 9 square
quilt or 2 copies for a 4 square quilt. Cut out
the pieces and glue them around the outside of the quilt
as a border, overlapping the pieces slightly so there
are no gaps.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Top Border Template
Quilt Square Template 1
Quilt Square Template 2
Quilt Square Template 3
Quilt Square Template 4
Quilt Square Template 5
Quilt Square Template 6
Quilt Square Template 7
Quilt Square Template 8
Quilt Square Template 9
Optional Fringe Template
Optional Info About the Images
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