Yay! We’ve managed to squeeze another poppy craft just in time for Remembrance Day.
This time, it’s a puffy poppy craft made with a fun and easy art technique you may remember doing when you were a kid. I don’t really know what it’s called. I’ve always just called it puffy tissue paper art or crumpled tissue paper art.
Great process for all ages
All of my daycare hooligans love it from the toddlers right through to the tweens and tweens.
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The youngest children simply crumple their tissue paper which strengthens fine motor skills and hand muscles. It provides a lovely sensory experience too. The soft and delicate tissue paper is so lovely to touch, and the rustling noise it makes as they crumple it sounds so nice.
Older kids do it the way we did in art class when we were in elementary school. They twist little squares of tissue paper around the end of a pencil to make a little tuft. Then they dip it into a puddle of glue and stick it to their project.
Or roll a tight ball
The kids in between like to roll their tissue paper into tight little balls and glue those in place.
Any way you slice it, it’s a fun creative process, and a great way to make a piece of art with minimal supplies and materials.
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- paper plate
- tissue paper – red, black, and white or yellow for the center
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Make Puffy Tissue Paper Poppies
- Cut Tissue Paper
Cut your tissue paper into 2 inch squares.
- Cut a Paper Plate
Make 4 cuts in a paper plate to define the petals of your poppy. Trim each cut into a curve to round out the petals.
- Mark Paper Plate
If your child wants to, they can use a pencil to mark out the different areas of colour on their paper plate i.e. a small circle for the yellow center, a larger circle for the black area etc.
- Glue Tissue Paper to Plate
Crumple or twist the pieces of tissue paper and glue to the poppy until the entire paper plate is covered.
Aren’t they pretty?