Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Toddler Group Tuesday - Remembrance Poppies

Today we have been making lovely red poppies in preparation for Remembrance day, which is just around the corner.

For this craft you will need:
- plain card
- scissors
- pencil
- red paint
- green paper
- black paper

First draw your poppy shape onto the plain card in pencil. You can make your own shape, or as you can see from the photograph here draw something that resembles a squashed number 8 or snowman.

Cut this out. Draw your leaf shape onto the green paper. You can copy the one in the photograph, draw around an actual leaf from outdoors, or take inspiration from the official remembrance paper poppies.

Cut this out. Draw and cut out a black circle from the black paper, just the right size to sit in th centre of your poppy shape.

Glue your green leaf to the back of your poppy shape so that it sticks out from underneath.
Paint your poppy red all over. You could use different materials and textures to paint with. Whilst the paint is still wet, place your black circle in the centre. It will stick to the wet paint.

All finished!

You can see what we made for Remembrance day in the past here.

Please remember to dig into your pockets and buy an official poppy, and don't think this homemade version is an adequate substitute. It's great to get the kids crafting and use a craft like this to talk about Remembrance day, but the actual money raised through purchasing an offical poppy goes to good causes.

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