This Sunday sees the Nation marking Remembrance Sunday, the day that is traditionally set aside to remember those that gave their lives for us, to enjoy the peace and freedom we do. This years Remembrance Sunday also marks a hundred years since the start of the World War 2. Like many I will be attending a service at our local cenotaph.
A few days ago I decided it would be nice to make poppies with the children so set about making this simple craft and I wanted to share it with you.
To make your own poppy you will need:
- Paper Plate
- Green sugar or craft paper
- Black poster paint or Black felt tip pen
- Red poster paint
1. Paint the paper plate red
2. Leave the plate to dry
3. Trace around your child’s hand on the Green sugar/craft paper
4. Cut the hand print out.
5. When the paint on the plate is dry use either black paint or a black felt tip pen, draw a circle in the middle of the plate.
6. Leave to dry again.
7. Once dry, take the hand print and sellotape and stick the hand print to the back of the plate on either side to form the Poppy leaf.
And there you have your completed poppy.