How to make egg carton poppies for all kinds of Remembrance Day arts and crafts. All you need is an egg carton, paint and tissue paper.
We’ve made lots of poppy crafts over the years, using common household materials, but this is the first time we’ve made egg carton poppies.
Guys. I love them! They were very quick and easy to make, they’re so pretty, and you can use them for so many different art and craft projects for Remembrance Day, Veteran’s Day and Anzac Day.
Ways to use egg carton poppies:
- attach stems and display in a vase
- glue to a painted canvas
- paper plate or cardboard wreath
There are countless possibilities!
Today I’ll show you how we made our poppies, and as we use them for various projects this week, I’ll share those with you as well. Enjoy!
To make your egg carton poppies, you’ll need:
- egg carton
- paint – red and black
- paint brush
- tissue paper – green, yellow or white
- drinking straws (or painted popsicle sticks or chopsticks) if making stems
How To Make Egg Carton Poppies
- Cut Egg Carton
Cut your egg carton into sections and trim off any points or uneven bits to round each section out.
- Cut Petals
Cut 3 or 4 “V’s” into each section, from the edge to the bottom, to form the petals of the poppies.
Turn sections upside down and gently press down on them to spread the petals out.
- Paint Poppies
Paint the poppies red. We just painted the fronts of our poppies. Feel free to paint the backs of yours as well.
- Paint Centers
Paint the center of the poppies black.
- Crumple Tissue Paper
Cut tissue paper into 2 inch squares, and crumple into small balls. Roll the between the palms of your hands to make them nice and tight.
Add a drop of glue to the center of each poppy and press the tissue paper balls into place.
- Add Stems
If you’re adding stems to your poppies, glue the back of each poppy to a green drinking straw or a painted chopstick.
And that’s all there is to making these pretty egg carton poppies! Keep your eye on the blog to see what we make with them!
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