DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Poppy Finger paint Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
Even the youngest crafters can make this project. It's
great for the children in the baby room or toddler room in a daycare
to make and hang from the ceiling.
It's a simple, but cute craft to display near remembrance day.
Optional for churches, schools or other groups:
rather than hanging the poppies from the ceiling, arrange the group's
stuffed poppies in the shape of a wreath on the bulletin board.
- Finger paint (or tempra paint and brush) in red (and green
if you have it).
- Cotton balls or shredded newspaper.
- IF HANGING: short piece of string, wool or ribbon.
- Print two copies of the template (or just draw two poppies freehand
but make them the same size). Do not cut out yet.
- Let the children paint the templates with finger paints or a brush
and tempra paint.
- Allow to dry.
- Cut out the poppies (adults will need to help with this).
- Staple all the way around the edge of the poppies, leaving an opening
at the top.
- Stuff the poppy with shredded paper (kids age 3+ love to help with
- Finish stapling the poppy closed.
- Staple a short piece of string to the top to hang from the ceiling.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Printable version of these instructions