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Poppy-making activities
Paper poppy-craft
(See also poppy wreaths and origami poppies)









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Poppy-making activities on this page:
  Ordinary paper - template
  Ordinary paper - no template

  Cardstock paper poppies
  Circle sticker poppies
  Crepe paper poppies
  Cupcake case poppies

  Fingerprint poppies
Glassine paper poppies
Paper napkin poppies
Paper plate poppies
Pinwheel poppies
Poppy paper chain

Commercial templates

On other pages

  Poppy wreaths
  Coffee filter poppies
  Felt poppies
  Giant paper poppies
Origami poppies
Tissue paper poppies
Other collections


Ordinary paper poppies - TEMPLATE provided

Heart Poppy Paper Craft (dltk-holidays.com)
See instructions. Print a template, cut out and glue. Provides a choice of colour template or black and white template.

Poppy - paper craft (bigactivities.com)
Provides a choice of template to print, instructions.
Make a Paper poppy [pdf] (poppyappeal.com.au)
Simple instructions, with template to print out.
Heart poppies (kinderart.com)
Cut out hearts and form poppies. Includes a heart pattern template to print.

Poppy Fields (lighthousepoole.co.uk)
Requires red paper (ordinary or tissue), green paper and black paper, wire and glue. Template provided for flower and leaf. Background information.
Poppy template activity Remembrance Day poppies (teachitcitizenship.co.uk)
Download the pdf file for set of poppy templates for students, accompanied by suggested lesson activities on the significance of Rememrbance Day.

Ordinary paper poppies - no template required

Make poppies (saved from legion.ca)
One of the best guides for making poppies. At the above link is copy of the relevant page (page 38) of a larger document, the Royal Canadian Legion's Teachers Guide to Remembrance [pdf]. For the latest version see the Teaching Guide page.
See the next entry for an alternative presentation of the instructions.

Poppy (Scholastic) Make your own poppy [pdf] (Scholastic document sourced from parkfieldprimary.com)  NEW!
An alternative presentation of the instructions for making a poppy like the one in the above entry.

Make an Anzac Day memorial poppy  VIDEO  (kidspot.com)
Instructions plus a short (1min 2secs) video showing how to make a poppy from a sheet of red paper and green pipe cleaner, using scissors, glue, pencil and ruler. You can aso view the YouTube page directly.


Crepe paper poppies

WARNING! When crepe paper becomes wet the dye can run and stain clothes and other material that it comes into contact with. Crepe paper poppies should not be worn outside when there is a chance of rain.

Poppy Flowers (webindia123.com)
How to make crepe paper poppies. Photos of the steps are in the Picture Gallery. Click on those photos for larger images.

Make your own poppy [pdf] (awm.gov.au)
Instructions, with template, for making a poppy using red crepe paper, green pipe cleaner and black paper.

How to make a paper crepe poppy: Step by step DIY   VIDEO   (youtube.com)
Video of a series of photographs with instructions on how to make a poppy flower and poppy buds using red, dark green, light green and black crepe paper, glue, corn grits and floral wire.

Not illustrated

How to Make Crepe Paper Poppies for Veterans Day (ehow.com)
Instructions using crepe paper, chenille stems, construction paper, glue. Not illustrated.


Glassine paper poppies

Glassine poppy (Makezine)

Paper Poppy Tutorial (makezine.com)  NEW!
Glassine is greaseproof paper. You need red glassine paper, scissors or craft knife, hot glue gun, glue sticks, white craft glue, pale green paper, blackpaper, white correction fluid, floral wire, green floral tape.


Paper napkin poppies

What to do with Paper Napkins (bugaboominimrme.blogspot.com.au)
Instructions for cutting up paper napkins to make four-petal, three-petal or two-petal poppies (followed by poppy wreath instructions).

Red Napkin Poppies (serendipitybysara.wordpress.com)
Use red and black paper napkins, wire and tape to make poppies.
How to Make Paper Poppies (thecraftjunkieblog.com)
As the original site appears to be unavailable, try this archived version. How to make a paper poppy from paper napkins (and a pipe cleaner for tying them together). Photos of the steps are provided. Use red paper napkins for Remembrance Day poppies.


Cardstock poppies

Red cardstock poppy

How to make a paper flower (alittlehut.blogspot.it)  NEW!  
The use of (red) cardstock paper allows the petals to be scored, resulting in more relaistic flowers.


Pinwheel poppies

How to make a pinwheel poppy (muminthemadhouse.com)
A template is provided to enable ordinary red paper to be cut and curled into pinwheel poppies.

Pinwheel Poppy (craftcaravan.com)
These instructions for creating a pinwheel poppy from ordinary red paper do not use a template.


Paper plate poppies

Paper Plate Poppy Craft (dltk-holidays.com)
Steps to follow to paint and cut out a paper plate to make a poppy.

Anzac Day poppies made from paper plates (laughingkidslearn.com)
Uses paper plate, scissors, red paint, black paper.


Circle sticker poppies

Circle sticker poppy (kindergarten-lessons.com)

Circle sticker poppy (kindergarten-lessons.com)  NEW!
Scroll down to the "Remembrance Day Wreath Counting Activity". Although the purpose of the activity is to enable a class of kindergarten children to combine their efforts in producing a poppy wreath, it does show that a poppy can be made easily and quickly with the use of one black and four red circle stickers.


Fingerprint poppies

Fingerprint Poppy Craft (dltk-holidays.com.com)
Instructions using red finger paint, green or black finger paint, scrap cardboard, paper.

Fingerprint Poppy Craft (domesticgoddesque.com)
The red ink on the fingers can come from a red bingo dabber or an ink pad. A clever idea is to use glue to place actual poppy seeds in the center.


Poppy paper chain

Poppy Remembrance Day Craft and Linky (domesticgoddesque.com)
Create a cut-out paper chain of poppies.


Cupcake case (liner) poppies

Paper poppy for Anzac Day (beafunmum.com)
Use two red cupcake cases: turn them inside out, then cut a wavy edge around both but make one is smaller than the other. Use a black marker pen to draw the center of the poppy, then glue the two together. If you wish, use a green bamboo rod or paddle pop stick for the stem.

Remembrance Day Poppy Wreath (mamapapabubba.com)
Cupcake cases are used in making this poppy wreath. To make the poppies you need red cupcake liners (cupcake cases), black paper, green buttons, scissors, glue.


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Commercial templates

How to make a Paper Poppy [pdf] (fiskarscraft.typepad.com)
Makes use of commercially made templates.



Origami poppies

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Poppy wreaths

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Felt poppies

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 Other poppy-making suggestions

For other people's collections of websites on poppy-making see the Pinterest pages in our Activity ideas and suggestions section


See our other pages for:

Poppy wreaths

Origami poppies

Felt poppies

Giant paper poppies

Food for days of remembrance (cookies and cakes to make)

Healthy food for days of remembrance (ideas for fruit and vegetable poppies)

Poppy art activities

Poster activities

Online puzzles and games

Online color-in activities

Online jigsaw puzzles

Printable puzzles (crosswords, word searches, word scrambles

Printable color-in activities

Printable jigsaw puzzles

Other lesson activities
















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Last updated Nov 9 2015

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Red poppy. To Poppy Time main page.

See our Remembrance Day and Veterans Day