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Poppy wreath craft for Remembrance Day

Poppy wreath craft for Remembrance Day


Hi, this is Joelle Meijer. Remembrance Day, November 11, is a day when
it is important to remember the men and women who fought to create a peaceful
world for future generations. You could create a wreath of poppies to mark
Remembrance Day. This is a project that can be done by a group
or a class. To create a poppy wreath, you’ll need egg
cartons, paint, a paper plate and construction paper. Begin by separating all the cells of the egg
cartons. Then, trim the edges of each cell with small
scissors. To represent the poppies, draw four petals
on the edges of each cell with a pencil. To help you draw the poppies, first draw four
lines to divide the egg carton in four sections and then draw the petals. When the petals are drawn cut along the lines
with small scissors. Poppies have a nice bright red colour. Because red paint is rather transparent, it
is better to start by painting the cells using either white or white already mixed with red. The white will hide the grey of the egg carton. Let the first coat dry completely before you
put one or two coats of red paint. When the red paint is dry paint the heart
of each flower in black. I like to use a deer foot brush to paint the
centre of the flowers because it gives natural jagged edges. To have a nice finish, you can add a coat
of clear acrylic varnish. While the flowers dry, take a paper plate. Cut out the centre of the plate to keep only
the flat edge of the plate and the beginning of the bottom of the plate. To create the wreath, you will use the back
of the plate. Paint the back of the plate green and let
dry. I use the colour green because it suggests
the colour of plants or floral foam. Draw leaves on green construction paper and
cut them out. You can add a little accent of colour by putting
a different shade of green on the leaves with a paint brush. Glue the leaves randomly around the flat edge
of the plate with white glue. If you do not have green construction paper, use white construction paper and paint the
leaves green. Now, glue a first row of poppies on the raised
part of the plate with white glue. I could have told to you to do this project
on a cardboard circle but the plate gives some volume to the wreath. When the glue of the first row of flowers
is dry, glue a second row of poppies slanted outwards. Glue each poppy to the flat edge of the plate
on the one hand and on the other hand to the other poppies
that are already in place. I used white glue on the flat edge of the
plate and hot glue to glue the flowers to each other. And here is your wreath ready for Remembrance
Day. If every child in your class creates one flower
and one leaf, all together it can become a beautiful wreath. To print the illustrated instructions with
a detailed list of materials, click on the link below the video.

Comments (15)

  1. This is awesome 😊😊😊😊😊😊

  2. This is awesome 😊😊😊😊😊😊

  3. se ve hermosa gracias por enseΓ±arnos hacerlas bendiciones un abrazo desde Colombia

  4. why do you have small scissors

  5. Wonderful instructions and video! Thank you!

  6. Mam give me first awards in class thanks

  7. A very inspiring video, I will certainly be making these , thanks for sharing.

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