November is the time of year to wear a poppy. Not only is this an easy craft to do with the kids, but it’s a great opportunity to talk about the importance of Remembrance Day and the significance of wearing a poppy.
You will need:
- red felt
- black felt or black buttons
- black thread and a needle
- alligator clips
- glue gun
You can make this craft in two different ways, either by gluing each layer of felt together or by sewing them together. We took the sewing route in order to get some much needed button-sewing practice!
1) Using the chalk, trace three circles on the red felt in descending size. The largest should be about 2-3” in diameter. Don’t be afraid to freestyle it! Precision isn’t important here, in fact, it makes the finished product look nicer if the circles are a little bit uneven.
2) Thread the needle and sew the layers together, largest to smallest. This is great sewing practice, especially if you’ve used a black button for the centre of the poppy.
3) Glue the finished poppy to the alligator clip. That’s it! The poppy can be worn in the hair or clipped to a coat or sweater. Traditionally poppies are worn over the heart, as a symbol of our respect and gratitude to those who serve.
Pro tip: if you have the supplies, make extra poppies for friends and family.