For the upcoming Veteran’s Day, I came up with this simple, easy and fun craft you can do with your kids, and give to local veterans as a token of your appreciation!
These red poppies akin those found in the official poster for Veterans Day and the infamous poem Flanders Field by John McRae, written during World War I.
Red Poppy Craft Supplies:
- Red Cupcake Liners
- Black Craft Paper (or construction paper) circles
- Green Pipestems
- Green or Yellow Brads, alternatively, Green Buttons
- Red Markers
- Nail to make hole through paper for brad
Step 1: Take two Red Cupcake Liners (the ones shown here are mini cupcake liners). First liner, outline the edge of the liner with red marker (I used a Sharpie). Second liner, cut about half an inch off the edge, and then outline the edge with red marker, the same way as the first.
Step 2: Cut a piece of the black craft paper in a circular shape (not perfect) so that it is just a bit smaller than the inside edge of the bottom part of the liner.
Step 3: Stack your pieces – Whole liner, trimmed liner, black circle.
Step 4: Pierce with nail. Then add decorative brad and/or green button.
Step 6: Fold a Pipe Stem in half and twist around back of brad.
And your finished red field poppy! Very pretty!
Here are a few of our poppies. We plan on passing them out at a local nursing home to the resident veterans tomorrow afternoon!
i hope you enjoy this fun and patriot craft.