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.
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.
- 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 quilt.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
Optional Info About the Images B&W only