Paper Plate Poppy Crafts for Remembrance Sunday

Our paper plate poppy crafts are perfect to sit down and do with your children, as you explain to the significance of Remembrance Day or Veterans Day to them. Will you try our Bubble Wrap Poppies, Torn Paper Poppies or Cork Painted Poppies first?

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What is Remembrance Sunday or Veterans Day?

Remembrance Day is commemorated every year in the Commonwealth Nations on 11th November to mark the end of the First World War on 11th November 1918. It is referred to as Veterans Day in the US.

A poppy is traditionally worn around this time to show your respect and give thanks to the service men who served during these hostilities.

Remembrance Sunday takes place the second Sunday in November and special services are held at war memorials, with the laying of poppy wreaths and a two minute silence being observed at 11 am.

Why are poppies worn?

Poppies have been chosen as the symbol of remembrance after their inclusion in the famous war poem, “In Flanders Field,” which tells of poppies growing amidst the crosses at the battlefield at Flanders. There rich red colour has since been said to symbolise the blood spilt during the long war.

Paper Plate Poppy Craft: Bubble Wrap Poppies

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Supplies

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Ahead of the activity cut the paper plate into  the shape of a poppy. Then secure a square of bubble wrap over the end of the TP Roll with the elastic band.

Stamp the bubble wrap into the red paint and print it all over the paper plate.

Cut out a black circle of paper and glue this into the centre of the poppy.

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We love all things bubble wrap over here at Crafty Kids at Home.

Paper Plate Poppy Craft: Torn Paper Poppy

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Supplies

Ahead of the activity cut a paper plate into the shape of a poppy.

Tear the red papers into small pieces and glue these over the paper plate.

Scrunch up the black tissue paper into a ball and glue this into the centre of the poppy.

paper plate poppy crafts torn paper collage

For more flower fun have a go at our Giant Flower Collage.

Paper Plate Poppy Craft: Cork Painted Poppy

paper plate poppy crafts cork painting

  • Paper plate
  • 2 x corks
  • Red paint
  • Black paint

Ahead of the activity cut a paper plate into the shape of a poppy.

Dip one of the corks into red paint and print all over the paper plate.

Take the second cork and dip in into black paint before printing it in the centre of the poppy.

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