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India paper craft
India Paper Quilt Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

This is a great cut and paste paper craft project for learning about India.  It includes some symbolic icons, the flag and a map of India.

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 Bengal tiger is the national animal of India.

Image 2:  Rangoli is a popular art form among Indian women -- they are geometric shapes filled with colored rice or sand.

Image 3:  The Indian peafowl (peacock) is the national bird of India.

Image 4:  Indian women often wear traditional dresses called saris, beautiful gold jewelry and a decorative red dot in the center of the forehead called a Bindi.

Image 5:  The flag of India has three stripes:  orange, white and green with a blue 24 spoke wheel in the center.

Image 6:  The lotus is the national flower of India.

Image 7:  The Taj Mahal is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love.  It was built in Agra, India by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Image 8:  New Deli is the capital city of India.  India is the seventh largest country in the world by area and the second by population with well over one billion citizens.

Image 9:  "Diyas" are oil lamps made from clay.  They are used during many Indian celebrations including Diwali (new year's).
 

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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