Remembrance Day: Make Your Own Poppy

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11th November is a special time to remember and be thankful for those people who have died and served in wars. Get the children involved and help them to understand the meaning of Remembrance Day with this simple craft project.

What is Remembrance Day?

11th November is Remembrance Day, in memory of those who lost their lives for us during wars. 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918 marks the end of World War One. A two minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars. The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars, not just World War One.

Why do we wear Poppies on Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy day as people wear an artificial poppy. The red poppy is a significant symbol for Remembrance Day. During World War I, there were many battles across Europe and much of the landscape disappeared. However, every year poppies grew in the fields where battles were taking place and soldiers lay buried. They brought colour, hope and courage to the soldiers who were still fighting.

What you will need:

How to make your own poppy:

  1. Trace 3 different sized circles on to red tissue paper – for younger children, it’s easiest to use 3 different sized plastic cups – and cut them out.
  2. Cut out a small circle from the black paper/card. This will be the centre of the flower and will help it keep its shape.
  3. Dot glue in the centre of the tissue paper circles and glue them together.
  4. Glue the black circle into the centre of your tissue paper circles.
  5. Crinkle the tissue paper to create your final piece.

To make your own poppy for Remembrance Day using different materials, download our free guide and follow the simple instructions.

You can use these poppies in a variety of ways, to show that you remember and honour those who gave their lives.

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We would love to see how you get on! Send us pictures of your masterpieces on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and don’t forget to use the hashtag #EYRhub.

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