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Easy child-friendly poppy wreath for Remembrance Day

Easy child-friendly poppy wreath for Remembrance Day

Both my children have been obsessed with the items they could purchase as part of the Poppy Appeal at their schools this week. Both were allowed to take in money to buy poppy themed rubbers, rulers, pencils and poppies to mark Remembrance Day and the Centenary of the end of the First World War.

I am more than happy to donate money to the Poppy Appeal but I have been a little miffed that my children appeared more excited about buying a new rubber than the idea of Remembrance Day. Thankfully they are both part of the Scouting movement so take part in our local Remembrance Day activities.

I wanted to remind them that we had a personal connection to Remembrance Day as one of our relatives died in the First World War. Today we made a simple child-friendly poppy wreath so we could talk about our relative and remind ourselves why we mark Remembrance Day.

To make our poppy wreath for Remembrance Day we used:

Paper plate


Red paint

paper plate poppy craft for kids

How to make an easy child-friendly poppy wreath for Remembrance Day

We drew poppies on to the end of corks and I carefully cut round them using a sharp knife. We’ve made a few stamps this week and they are cheap and quick to make.

cork poppy stamp for kids

Then I cut out the centre of a few paper plates to create a simple wreath shape to decorate.

paper plate poppy craft for kids

We poured out some red paint and the children got messy, dipping their corks into the red paint and stamping them around the paper plate wreath.

Remembrance Day craft for kids

I love how our poppy wreath turned out. It’s a lovely child-friendly craft to make for Remembrance Day.

You may be interested in our other Remembrance Day crafts for kids:

Paper plate poppy craft for kids

Remembrance Day paper poppy craft 

Finger print poppy activity

Remembrance Day painted rocks



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    Carly Markham
    November 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    This is really lovely and so easy!. My children’s school have been so active in teaching the children what the date means including asking those who have photos of family members involved in the war to bring them in for a special display and service as well as a range of different craft activities.

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    November 9, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    This sounds and looks like a lot of fun! Easy and creative, I don’t have any children but these are great tips for the future!

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