This paper poppy craft for kids involves a simple process of paint and paper for gorgeous results.
What You Will Need For This Poppy Craft for Kids:
We experimented with different kinds of paints and paper.
We used acrylic paint, liquid watercolours and and our trusty Micador Jumbo watercolour palette. (Disclaimer: this was gifted to us awhile back.)
We painted on watercolour paper, pages from the White pages, old picture books and paper towel.
The fun is in the exploring and experimenting.
How to Make Paper Poppies:
Once everything has dried, cut out circles in 3 different sizes.
This is a great project for exploring layers and comparing sizes.
Fold your circle in half, and then half again.
Make a small triangular cut into the edge of your circle.
Unfold to reveal your poppy.
We layered 3 circles on top of each other, gluing them in place.
Use a black marker to create a centre for your poppy.
You could add a brooch pin back to turn these into wearable poppies.
This is a perfect craft for Remembrance Day. Or any day, really.
Every day is a good day to discuss with children how war is not the answer to resolving our differences.
Check out our poppy wreath we made using three different processes, perfect for a collaborative cross-age project.
Explore the importance of remembrance with these picture books.
For other painted paper ideas, check out this Eric Carle-inspired post.
If you try this poppy craft for kids, I’d love to see! Tag me on social media @ohcreativeday
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