Spring is in the air and flowers are everywhere. We will be getting in on the fun by planting flowers in our yard.
The kids love watching them sprout and bloom! I’m just happy I haven’t killed them with my brown thumb yet.
Just in case, we have this cute poppy craft for those of us who can’t grow real flowers. Bonus: you can’t kill these flowers, they contain zero pollen, and they’re way easier to “grow” than real flowers.
Keep scrolling to get find step by step instructions to make this poppy craft today!
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Easy Poppy Crafts for Kids
What to do With Poppy Crafts for Kids
There are many ways you can use poppy crafts for fun, education, and boredom busters at home with your kids. I do hope you’ll consider some of my creative ideas to use this remembrance poppy crafts today.
1. Nature Study
You can incorporate your poppy crafts activity into a nature study unit. Using real poppy flowers purchased from your local garden nursery you’ll make this remembrance poppy crafts for kids more of a nature study arts and crafts activity.
If you don’t have poppy flowers nearby, then simply follow my instructions to make paper poppy flowers. You can gather some supplies from nature such as grass and twigs to add more nature to this craft for kids during your nature study.
2. Garden of Flowers
My favorite idea for using these flower templates is to use them to create a no-fuss flower garden for your little ones to enjoy. Here are some fun ways to make your own garden.
You can use watercolors or finger paints to create colorful skies for the background. Then, cut them out and arrange your poppies on the wall or on a poster board.
3. Growing with Jesus
This paper poppy craft also make a great addition to your family worship! It’s a good idea to use hands-on activities and visual crafts to help children remember important moral concepts.
This spring, flowers are growing everywhere! It’s a great time to talk about how we, as Christians, should also be “growing” with Jesus every day.
How can children grow with Jesus each day? Learning to study scripture, follow His commandments, love one another, and pray every day. This flower template can help you illustrate this point for children.
Have children write one way they can “grow” with Jesus on each petal of their paper flower. Tell children to choose a good spot to “plant” their flowers: somewhere they will see it every day.
Keep scrolling to get your own versatile flower template and start building your own indoor garden.
Whatever you decide to do with this remembrance poppy crafts is totally up to you.
So without further ado, let’s get started! Gather up the short supply list and keep scrolling to find the step by step tutorial!
Poppy Craft Materials Needed:
Paper Poppy Craft Tutorial:
To start, draw a single flower petal and cut it out. This will be your template going forward. It should look like a large tear drop.
Then trace several more petals using your template. Each flower has eight petals, so if you are doing more than one poppy, be sure to trace out more than eight.
Then, with your scissors, curl back the tip portion of your poppy’s petal.
After that, you can start gluing them on your paper. We used a peach color paper, but you can use any color you desire.
Using a brighter color like peach, yellow or even white, cut out small circles. We decided to draw little faces on them to give our flowers a little character.
You can leave draw faces or leave them blank. It is completely up to you!
After that, simply glue the circles in the center of your flowers.
Next, cut long, thin strips of green paper. These will be the stems to your flowers.
After that, cut out some leaves.
Finally, glue the stem and leaves to your poppy remembrance flowers.
There are many ways you can use poppy crafts for fun, education, and boredom busters at home with your kids. Be sure to tell us in the comments how you plan to use this poppy craft.