Remembrance Day Poppies

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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.

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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
  • Pencil
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

lauren

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