Poppies are synonymous with Veterans Day and Remembrance Sunday.
They are worn to honour those who have given their lives and those who are and have served in the armed forces for our freedoms.
The poppy comes from the battlefields of WWI which were covered in these flowers. They symbolise the blood that was spilled.
Make your own Poppy Pin in memory of those who died and to thank those who have and are still serving your country…make sure you still make a donation to your local armed forces charity.
You will need:
- Red Card
- Green Card
- Drinking straw (green preferably)
- Paper Fastener
- Safety Pin
How to make a Poppy Pin…
- Draw a fat, squashed number 8 on to some red card.
- Draw a leaf shape on some green card.
- Cut out both shapes.
- Cut an end off the drinking straw 2-3 inches long.
- Push a paper fastener through the poppy, leaf and drinking straw. Make sure you cushion the paper fastener with a piece of plasticine behind it or piercing the straw will be impossible.
- Attach to clothing using a safety pin.
- If you have a lot of children, get them to make a poppy each and then attach them all to a cardboard ring to make a wreath.
- Make sure the end of your leaf if very thick because you need to put a paper fastener through it. If the end is thin it will break.
- Push the paper fastener through one item at a time.
- Attach the safety pin by hooking it behind the straw or sticking it to the back with tape.
- You can make other flowers at other times of the year – just cut different shaped flowers and leaves.