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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.
 

Materials:

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.

Image 4:  Denmark is the world’s largest pork exporter.

Image 5:  The flag of Denmark has a white cross on a red background.

Image 6:  The Mute Swan is the national animal of Denmark.

Image 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.

Image 9:  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 mid-11th century.
 

Instructions:

Templates:


Top Border Template            color  or    B&W


Quilt Square Template 1       color  or    B&W

Quilt Square Template 2       color  or    B&W

Quilt Square Template 3       color  or    B&W

Quilt Square Template 4       color  or    B&W

Quilt Square Template 5       color  or    B&W

Quilt Square Template 6       color  or    B&W

Quilt Square Template 7       color  or    B&W

Quilt Square Template 8       color  or    B&W

Quilt Square Template 9       color  or    B&W


Optional Fringe Template       color  or    B&W


Optional Info About the Images        B&W only


 

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