Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Make a Red Poppy

Checkout these cool Poppies!!!

I wounder if anyone could make these at home?
Give it a try, take a photo and show the class!!!!

Watch this video to help you make your poppy

Here is what you need to do!!!

Make a red poppy

Red poppies are traditionally considered an emblem of remembrance, which is why they are often a big part of Anzac Day services. Why not make these easy paper flower poppies with your kids this Anzac Day to commemorate those who have given their lives.

What you need:

  • 1 x piece of red A4 paper
  • 1 x green chenille stem
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
Measure and cut two 10cm x 10cm squares from the red paper.
Fold each square into quarters (see video) and then fold on the diagonal, so that each folded edge meets and the cut edge is along the top.
Now mark out a curve on the triangle (see video).
Cut along that curve.
When you open it out, you should have a red flower shape. Make two.
Snip a hole in the centre of each red flower shape, push the chenille stem through the centre and tie a knot or twist to keep it in place.
Add a dab of glue to the underside of the flower where it meets the chenille stem, for good measure.

Good Luck 

Mr D


  1. going to make oun

  2. Man making those Poppy's were really cool

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  4. Man making those Poppy's were really awesome

  5. Very cool challenge Mr Dickson. I might try this at home too!

  6. I had so much fun doing the poppys

  7. I enjoyed making those poppy's for the ANZAC day

  8. Good instructions room seventeen! I should really try this method to make your own poppy,we should keep supporting the soldiers in war and remembering them keep up the great work. :)

  9. Hi room 17! I really enjoyed making ANZAC day poppies with you on Wednesday, and I have sent a link from your blog to my sister in Gisborne so she can make one too! Miss Akroyd :)

    1. Hi Miss Akroyd. Thank you for the comment. You will be looking forward to seeing Room 17's art we finished on Friday. We used the poppies as part of our art and they look amazing. Room 17 are looking forward to showing these off to you on Wednesday.

      Room 17

  10. I love it!!!! Making sure it comes I handy.........Maia rm 6. :p

  11. wow thanks for puting this on your blog room 17

  12. I might have a go latter on today

  13. I will enjoyed

  14. I will have enjoy to make the Anzac day flower. It is cool.

  15. Awesome.Keep it up

  16. I will try it later on today

  17. room 17 is good

  18. yaaaay! Tayla showed me this blog n i think its super FaeryTastik! go ROOM 17 :D