These homemade poppy cards are a lovely way for kids to thank a veteran on Remembrance Day, Veteran’s Day or Anzac Day. Quick and easy to make, they require minimal supplies, and can be modified for any age group.
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If you’re looking for a quick and easy, last-minute Remembrance Day craft, these poppy cards are a fun to make, and a thoughtful way to thank a veteran for his or her service to our country.
They’re just simple circle poppies on a folded piece of card stock, but they provide a lovely art experience for kids, and the opportunity to strengthen scissor skills, and fine-motor abilities.
- Card stock or construction paper
- fine-tipped black marker or pen
Styles Suggestions for Age Groups:
Another nice thing – kids can work at their own level of development, making their poppies as basic or as detailed as they like.
Young children can simply layer two different sizes of circles – one black and one red together to form their poppies, and cut straight stems to glue beneath each one.
Older kids can cut multiple layers for their poppies, and fringe the edges of their petals and leaves to mimic the frilly look of a real poppy.
For kids whose fine motor skills aren’t advanced enough to do the intricate scissor work above, is to keep the poppies simple, but add a few details to the petals with a fine tipped pen or marker.
Whichever style you choose, your poppy cards will look charming, and they’ll mean so much to the veterans who receive them.
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.