Often asked: Remembrance Day Craft Ideas?


What can I make for Remembrance Day?

We’ve got some that even the youngest children can enjoy.

  • Field of Poppy Thumbprints. Here’s a quick way of producing a beautiful field of thumbprint poppies – so simple even a toddler can do it!
  • Paper Plate Poppy.
  • Paper Plate Poppy 2.
  • Poppy Wreath Craft.
  • Stained Glass Poppy.
  • Tissue Paper Poppy.

How do you make poppies for kids?

To make our poppies we sliced a small potato in half, covered the cut side with red paint & then overlapped the potato prints on a large sheet of paper. (We found adding more paint produced clearer prints.) Once the potato prints are dry, add a blob of glue to the centre & sprinkle over a pinch of poppy seeds.

How do you make a poppy for Remembrance Day?

What to do

  1. Use scissors to cut out a poppy shape on cardboard to make a template (see our diagram overleaf).
  2. Place the petal template on red crêpe paper and trace around it with a pencil or pen.
  3. Cut out the poppy shape with scissors.
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What can I make for Poppy Day?

Poppy Craft Ideas

  • Handprint Poppy Wreath. Craft-it!
  • Finger Print Poppy Canvas. Craft-it!
  • Paper Plate Poppy Bunting. Craft-it!
  • Poppy Photo Frame. Craft-it!
  • Large Tissue Paper Poppies. Craft-it!
  • Remembrance Day Poppy Wreath. Craft-it!
  • Poppy Bowl. Craft-it!
  • Remembrance Day Cross. Craft-it!

Why are poppies used for Remembrance Day for kids?

The poppy is a symbol to show they remember the wars, and the soldiers who fought in them. Poppies were chosen as a symbol because they often grew in battlefields after the soldiers stopped fighting.

How do you make a simple paper poppy?


  1. Print out the paper poppies craft template on red cardstock paper.
  2. Carefully bend and roll the end of each of the poppy flower petals up to give the petals dimension.
  3. Cut a piece of black cardstock about 4 1/4-inch by 1 1/2-inch.
  4. Cut a small slit on opposite ends of the bottom of the circle.

How do you make a red poppy?

Measure and cut two 10cm x 10cm squares from the red paper. Fold each square into quarters (see video) and then fold on the diagonal, so that each folded edge meets and the cut edge is along the top. Now mark out a curve on the triangle (see video). Cut along that curve.

Why are poppies purple?

While red is the traditional colour, you may notice that purple poppies are starting to appear. Purple poppies commemorate the animals that were injured and lost their lives in conflict. According to the Animals in War Memorial Fund, eight million horses died in the First World War.

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What is the flower for Anzac Day?

The red poppy has become a symbol of war remembrance the world over. People in many countries wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or are serving in the armed forces. In many countries, the poppy is worn on Armistice Day (11 November), but in New Zealand it is most commonly seen on Anzac Day, 25 April.

What does the red poppy Symbolise?

Our red poppy is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community.

How do you make a cascading poppy display?

Cut poppy leave shapes into the sides of your bottom section of bottle and put two holes in the centre (the base of the bottle) Paint your poppy red. Paint the lid of your bottle black, put two holes in it and tie it to the centre of your poppy shape with a black pipe cleaner.

How do I make a poppy for Anzac Day?

  1. Step 1 – Make the centre of the poppy with the black paper. Place the $2 coin on the black paper and trace around the outer edge.
  2. Step 2 – Make the red petals of the poppy.
  3. Step 3 – Glue the poppy together.
  4. Step 4 – Adding the pin to the back of the poppy.
  5. Step 5 – Proudly wear your ANZAC Day poppy!

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