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Patchwork Collage – arranging wrapping paper shapes


Art, Social Studies  


2, 3, 4  

Title – Pakistani Handicrafts Unit – Patchwork Collage
By – Rukhe Neelofer Zaidi
Primary Subject – Art
Secondary Subjects – Social Studies
Grade Level – 2-4

The Handicrafts of Pakistan Unit

Activity 4: Patchwork



Cross Curricular Link:

    Social Studies


    60 to 80 minutes


  • Colored chart paper, 1/4 for each student
  • Glue
  • Rolls or sheets of printed wrapping paper or colorful old magazine pages
  • Scissors
  • Scales (ruler)
  • Reference pictures of Sindhi Rilhis and Western patchwork (Google Image Searches: “Sindi Ralhi patchwork” “Rilli patchwork” and “Ralli Quilt”)

 Learning outcomes:

    To enable students to:

    • Know the traditional craft of Sindhi Rilhi
    • Make a patchwork design


  • Rilhi
  • patchwork
  • quilt
  • tradition


  • Cut 2-inch wide strips of different wrapping paper/magazine pages for patchwork


  • Tell the students that they will be making a patchwork design.
  • Show them pictures of Sindhi Rilhi and Western patchwork to appreciate the difference in design.
  • Tell them that they will make the patchwork by pasting printed paper, as it will be difficult for them to stitch printed cloth.
  • Distribute resources (2-inch wide strips of different wrapping paper/magazine pages) to each group and ask them to draw a border (approximately a half-inch) on their colored chart papers.
  • Ask students to cut different shapes (squares, triangles and rectangles).
  • Students may exchange the wrapping paper strips with each other.
  • Tell students to arrange and paste these shapes on their colored chart paper to make a patchwork design.

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