Poppies are the flower of remembrance but they are also a stunning flower that looks lovely and is colourful. This weeks craft tutorial is a step by step process for paper and poppies. Making poppies are easy and can be used on cards and with other springtime crafts for kids.
List of Supplies:
- Coloured card paper– red, yellow, black and green.
- Craft glue
- Pencil – to trace the template
Prepare the patterns from the template by printing and cutting them out nicely. Trace the patterns on the selected coloured cardstock papers and cut them out. For the 6 petals I used red cardstock, green for the leaves, red for a big circle, black for the 2 other big circles and yellow for the small circle. 3 petals are slightly smaller than the rest of the 3 petals.
Take the 3 circles (2 black and 1 yellow) and cut thin and even fringe patterns around them.
Take the petals and cut 4-5 small (1 cm) slits along the top edge of the petals. Also cut a slit of 2 cm at the middle of the bottom edge of the petals.
Apply glue on any one side of the bottom slit and overlap the other side of the slit on the top of the glued part. Overlap about a cm of both sides of the slits and press tightly to join the overlapped parts together.
Similarly prepare the rest of the petals.
Take the red circle and place it on a flat surface and glue the 3 bigger petals near the edge of the circle, keeping even gaps between the 3 petals.
Glue the 3 other petals (second layer of petals) on the red circle but close to centre of the red circle, placing each of the second layer petals between the first layer petals.
Done gluing the petals? Now glue any one of the black circles on the centre of the flower and then glue the yellow circle on the black circle.
Take the last circle (the other black circle) and crumble the fringes towards the centre to form a ball shape. Apply glue to secure the crumbled piece if required.
Glue the crumbled piece on the centre of the yellow centre from step 8. Glue the leaves at the bottom side of the flower and done!