For Remembrance Day, the kids and I did a fun, simple poppy craft. I love poppies! Such a beautiful flower and symbol of remembrance. They make me think of my Gramps, not only because he served in WWII, but because a few months after he passed we found a whole slew of them growing out by his garage in a place where nothing like that ever grew. So random, but such a sweet reminder of remembrance.
Materials + Supplies
- Coffee Filters
- Black/Green Buttons
- Paint (We started out with watercolors, but the kids liked the look of acrylic so we switched)
- Paint Brushes
- Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
- The kids started by flattening out the coffee filters abit + then painted them in various shades of red + orange. We set them off to the side to dry.
- Once dry, they added abit of yellow to the middle + some black dots using their finger. Once again, we let them dry off to the side.
3. We then took the circles + crumpled them into balls, the kids LOVED this part, then uncrumpled them abit.
4. They then layered 3 coffee filters together, gently put a pencil (eraser end first) in the center + twisted the 3 layers together, then took the pencil out.
5. We flipped the poppies over + put some hot glue on the twist to keep them from coming apart.
6. The kids picked out some buttons to add to the centers + we hot glued them in place.
You can leave them as is, like we did, or you could glue them to some sticks or pipe cleaners for stems.
They turned out beautifully and the kids had fun making them. These poppies and what they symbolize will be a meaningful addition to our home for Remembrance Day.