Creative

Classroom Crafts for Poppy Day

by Sue Colby November 10, 2017

Get creative with your class this Poppy Day and make your own poppies with tissue paper, paint and a #Gratnells tray!

Tissue Paper Poppies

You will need…

  • One Shallow (F1) Gratnells tray with a 3×3 insert
  • Torn black and red tissue paper
  • Scrunched black and red tissue paper
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush/glue spreader
  • Crayons
  • A4 paper

What to do…

  • Grab a Gratnells tray and insert. Separate your tissue paper into red and black balls, red and black strips and in the remaining sections add some PVA glue and some crayons. These can then be easily distributed for group or individual work
  • Take a piece of paper and draw the outline of a poppy. Trace over your poppy outline with PVA glue
  • Now you can start sticking your scrunched up red tissue paper balls to the glue outline. Once you’ve finished with the red, move on to the black to make the middle of the flower
  • You can then fill in the flower petals with more glue, and the shredded red tissue paper
  • Once your poppy has dried, you can finish it off by drawing a green leaf at the top of the flower.

Finger Painted Poppies

You will need…

  • Two Shallow (F1) Gratnells trays
  • One 2×2 Gratnells insert
  • Red paint
  • Black paint
  • Green paint
  • Red glitter
  • Crayons
  • A4 paper

What to do…

  • Grab a Gratnells tray and insert. Squirt blobs of red, black and green paint into separate sections, and add some red glitter to the remaining section. These can then be easily distributed for group or individual work
  • Take a piece of paper and draw the outline of a poppy
  • Dip your finger into the red paint and trace the outline of the poppy. Once the outline is complete, you can fill in the petals
  • Now you can dip your finger into the black paint and finger paint the black centre of the flower
  • Sprinkle some glitter all over your poppy before it dries to ensure it sticks
  • Next you can dip your finger into the green paint and make a leaf for the top of the flower

Health and Safety

As with all Gratnells What’s In My Tray activities, you should carry out your own risk assessment prior to undertaking any activities with children.