Remembrance Day Poppy Craft

Remembrance Day Poppy Craft

 

Hey, Dan here!

Do you have some left over tissue paper from your kid’s last party? All ripped up and stored away somewhere for the next time. Why not put that old ripped paper to good use with a craft! The tissue paper poppy is a perfect example of how old junk can become priceless mementos from your kids. All you need is a cutout of a poppy, red tissue paper squares, black or green tissue paper squares, liquid  glue, a paper plate, and an un-sharpened pencil. Follow these 6 simple steps and you will have a simple, but fun tissue paper poppy.

  1. Poor a good portion of your wet glue into the paper plate
  2. Lay down a piece of the tissue paper and place the pencils vertically in the middle of the square
  3. Then grab the tissue paper edges and wrap them around the pencil pinching the top portion of the tissue paper to make sure it stays
  4. Then dab the tissue papers bottom in the saucer of glue still maintaining the grip on the top portion
  5. Firmly place the tissue paper on the edge of the poppy outline and let it hold for about 5-10 seconds.
  6. Repeat the process, switching from black or green to red for the different areas of the poppy.

“Now I remember doing this as a kid, I must have been 6 or 7. Learning about what’s the significance of a poppy is and why around November we learn and do these poppy crafts. It’s about remembering those who have fallen and making sure our kids understand the significance of what many of their grandparents, or even great grandparents did. This craft is more than a fun exercise in the classroom or at home. It’s about keeping a past alive and educating the next generation. This November do a craft, make a poppy and remember.  Thank you to athriftymum.com for the photo.

 

Dan

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