Tissue paper crafts are so wonderful and creative. I love the way that tissue paper moves and crinkles on its own—turning the craft from simple to lovely so easily.
Using tissue paper to make a Rememberance or Veteran's Day poppy would be perfect for decorating and is a fun way for chidlren to appreciate the importance of remembering.
- red and black tissue paper,
- school glue,
- printer and paper,
- white construction paper
- Print out the template and use scissors to cut out the poppy and the cross.
- Cut out 1 inch by 1 inch squares of tissue paper.
- Use a paint brush to spread a thin coat of school glue over the poppy template.
- Crinkle the tissue paper squares and use the tip of the paint brush to stick the tissue paper to the poppy.
- I would suggest starting in the middle and working your way out with the tissue paper to make it easier to fill the poppy.
- While the tissue paper poppy dries trace the cross template onto a piece of white construction paper.
- Cut the cross out of the white construction paper.
- Glue the tissue paper poppy onto the construction paper cross.
- OPTIONAL: Line the construction paper poppy with cardboard to make the craft more sturdy for decorating.
- OPTIONAL: Write a phrase such as "LEST WE FORGET" onto the bottom of the cross.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Template (cross): B&W
Template (poppy): B&W