Use the poppies from our Remembrance Day Poppy kit to decorate your handmade Remembrance Day wreath! Everyone in your class can contribute to this activity using their hand-prints as leaves for the wreath!
Duration: 30 minutes
• R42005 Remembrance Day Poppies
• Bristol paper
• Fingerpaint paper
• Green fingerpaint
To begin your Remembrance Day wreath, you’ll need to first make the wreath base. The wreath base can be made by folding a large sheet of card in half. Use white or green Bristol paper to get a stiff backing.
Cut a large half circle above the fold line. Cut a second smaller half circle in the center of the fold line. Unfold the cutout to reveal the wreath base.
This next step will be fun for a lot of students. Give each student a sheet of fingerpaint paper and a bowl of green paint. Tip: Provide lots of sanitizing wipes and paper towels to keep workstations and clothes clean! Instruct the students to fingerpaint the entire sheet of paper so that none of the white shows beneath.
Trace your hand-print onto the painted sheet. Students can trace and cut out several of their hand-prints.
You will need about 8-10 pairs of hand-prints to fill the wreath.
Rub a bit of glue onto the lower palm of each hand-print on the unpainted side. Paste each hand onto the wreath radiating outward from the circle. Note: You can add more fingerpainted hand-prints to the wreath to cover the white from the wreath base.
Next, assemble the poppies! Each Remembrance Day Poppies kit comes with enough die-cut tissue flowers for each student to make 2 poppies. First, spritz the tissue paper poppy with water and drape it over an upside-down cup. This will help the poppy form a flower-like shape. Note: Repeat these steps for two more poppy shapes. Once the poppies are dry, you can layer them to give them a dimensional look.
Once the poppy is dry, layer the two flower cutouts together and arrange so that the petals extend at various angles all around. Place the die-cut black circle in the center of the flower. Thread the green chenille stem through the hole in the center and twist the end to keep the layers intact.
Attach the poppies to the fingerpainted hand-print wreath with tape.
Ready to be displayed in your classroom!
Show us your Remembrance Day spirit by sending us photos of your classroom projects to firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to hear from you!