Scottish thistle paper craft

Scottish thistle paper craft

 

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Scottish Thistle Paper Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

This thistle is a simple cut and paste paper craft that can be done for an autumn theme, a shapes theme, a colors (purple and green) theme or a Scottish theme.

The Scots thistle is the national emblem of Scotland and is also the oldest national flower in the world. This pretty, but prickly weed grows throughout the countryside of Scotland.

Legend has it that a group of vikings (Norsemen) was sneaking up on some Scotsmen who were resting nearby. One of the vikings stepped in a thistle patch with bare feet and his cries of, "AU! AU!" alerted the Scots warriors to the danger they were in, saving them from attack.

A bit of shapes practice: before starting the craft, have the children sort the pieces into types of shape (triangle, rectangle and circle). You can also encourage them to count the pieces.

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Templates:

Scottish Thistle Template (no face)   (color)   or   (B&W)

Scottish Thistle Template (face)        (color)   or   (B&W)

Scottish Thistle Outline template

 

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