For Remembrance Day last year, I shared with Ella our family’s military history. She wore her grandpa’s berets, held his metals, and gasped in the knowledge that her grandpa was, as she put it, “Batman.” This year, I wanted to try out some poppy crafts with the kids as a way of facilitating conversation about Remembrance Day as it is known here in Canada.
Here are the 10 Veteran’s Day crafts that piqued our interest this year:
A great mini-unit on Veteran’s Day accompanies this ripped paper poppy craft from Carrots are Orange.
This coffee filter poppy craft from Happy Hooligan’s Jackie Currie can be found on the CBC website. We love our coffee filter crafts so this one will definitely be happening.
Even our youngest children can participate in this fingerprint poppy craft from Crafty Morning!
Loving these melted wax poppies made with parchment paper from Mum in the Mad House! We’ll likely pull out the hair dryer (rather than a clothes iron) to melt the wax in a hands-on way that the kids can participate in, as suggested in the tutorial. She also made an awesome Poppy Pinwheel craft, too!
I really love the simplicity and wow factor of this cupcake liner poppy wreath from Mama Papa Bubba. Although it has a couple of steps, I think our preschoolers could handle it, and it gives enough “freedom” to not be too product-driven (rather than process-driven) for my Montessori leanings.
I’ve been subscribing to the weekly e-mail from Nurturestore for years, and I always get at least one great idea per week! This watercolour painting-turned-poppy wreath idea has some serious art credit to it.
I love how accurate and realistic this poppy colouring page is — it could be easily used for a botany or labeling lesson. If you print on a heavy cardstock, the kids could easily use watercolour paints to a gorgeous result.
I love the symbolism of this poppy and hands wreath craft — I searched for the original creator and page with no luck, but it looks pretty straightforward. (If you know where this craft is from, please comment so I can link to it!)
And as our last idea, a felt poppy craft that is perfect for older children — or even adults to get their craft on! The instructions are accompanied by detailed pictures so this one should be pretty straight-forward to figure out.
I hope you enjoyed our Top Ten List of Poppy Crafts for Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day. Leave me a comment and let me know how you’ll be celebrating! Be sure to subscribe to our weekly e-mails to not miss out on future unit studies or round-ups!