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All About Hungary Paper Quilt Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

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

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:  Traditional Hungarian embroidery decorated folk costumes, table linens, bookmarks, doilies and bed covers.  It typically depicts colorful flowers and dates back to the middle ages when girls learned to embroider at a very young age.

Image 2:  The spice, paprika, is made by grinding dried peppers.  It was first developed in Spain, but Hungary is the country most famous for it.  It is used to season and add color to soups, stews, rices and sausage.

Image 3:  Statues of the Turul can be found throughout Hungary.  In Hungarian mythology, the Turul is the divine messenger who sits atop the tree of life.

Image 4:  More embroidery - this time on a traditional Hungarian folk dress.

Image 5:  The flag of Hungary has three stripes:  red, white and green.

Image 6:  In Hungary, the belief in vampires has existed since the Middle Ages.  The Hungarian actor, Bela Lugosi, starred as the first movie vampire.  The opening chapter of Bram Stoker's Dracula took place in Hungary.

Image 7:  The Rubik's cube was invented by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.

Image 8:  Hungary is a landlocked country in the Carpathian Basin in Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia.  Budapest is the capital city of Hungary.

Image 9:  Hungarian Mézeskalács (or honey cakes) are made like gingerbread, but with honey instead of molasses.  They are typically made in the shape of a heart with a small mirror set in the center and the Hungarian words, “from a heart, to a heart” written on them with icing.
 

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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