This Paper Plate Poppy Wreath with its fringed edges and egg carton poppies is an easy but beautiful craft for kids to make for Remembrance Day, Veteran’s Day or Anzac Day.
Remember the egg carton poppies we made last week?
Well, yesterday we used them to make these beautiful paper plate poppy wreaths to honour our veterans for Remembrance Day tomorrow.
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We’ve made loads of paper plate wreaths in the past, but we did something a little different this time, which I think really took our project up a notch. We fringed the edges of the paper plates and curled them a little to mimic the greenery in a real wreath.
We also cut the centers of our paper plates into leaves and tucked those in among the poppies for an added touch as well.
Great for fine motor skills
Cutting the fringe in the paper plate involves quite a bit of snipping, so it’s great for strengthening fine-motor and scissor skills.
For younger kids:
For kids whose fine-motor skills aren’t quite ready for that, let them make the poppies and do the painting and gluing while an adult or older child cuts the fringe.
I hope your kids enjoy making their Remembrance Day wreaths as much as we did. If you need details for making the egg carton poppies, head over to this post for the how-to.
Paper Plate Poppy Wreath
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- egg carton poppies (instructions here)
- paper plate
- green paint
- glue or low heat glue gun
Paper Plate Poppy Wreath For Remembrance Day or Veteran’s Day
- Make Egg Carton Flowers
Cut up and paint an egg carton to make the poppies for your wreath. For full instructions, visit our egg carton poppy post.
- Prepare Paper Plate
Paint the front and back of a paper plate with green paint. When dry, cut out the center of the plate and set this aside to make leaves.
- Cut Fringe
Make 1 inch snips all around the inside and outside edges of the paper plate. Ruffle the fringe with your fingers to bend and curl the fringe.
- Add Poppies to Wreath
Glue poppies in place around the paper plate.
- Add Leaves
Cut your leaves out of the painted center piece of the paper plate that you set aside earlier.
And now your wreath is ready for hanging.
Add a piece of string or yarn and hang your poppy wreath on a door or window for Remembrance Day.
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