Day #48 Poppies To Remember…

by Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at sara le rouxThe Creation Station Penistone and District

How did you commemorate Remembrance Sunday yesterday? This year is particularly important as it is the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.  I decided that today we would spend our creative time making a beautiful bright red poppy, remembering those who have fought so bravely for our country throughout the last century…

What You’ll Need

  • 2 x Coffee Filters – the ‘frilly’ catering kind
  • Red food colouring
  • Pipette
  • Water
  • Black card
  • PVA glue
  • Wooden lollypop stick

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Poppies are never totally smooth like some flower petals so we began by scrunching up our coffee filters and unfolding them again to give them their texture.

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I handed Boo a (small) cup of water with a few drops of red food colouring in it.  He used a pipette to drip and dribble the liquid until both of the filters were completely covered.

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When Boo was done ‘painting’ the filters we put them to one side.

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When they were dry we scrunched up the filters one more time to add the last bit of extra texture.  A few drops of glue were added to the top of the lolly stick before we attached the first filter. Glue was then added to the middle of that filter and the second filter was layered on top.  Finally, a circle of black card was fixed in place to become the centre of our flower…

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We shall always remember…

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 20 minutes (not including drying time)

Day #48 DONE! 52 to go!

Sara x


(Idea based upon a tutorial found on ‘Happy Hooligans’ website)

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