Poppies With Pride

Poppies With Pride craft

Who remembers soldiers’ sacrifices? Every November on Remembrance Day/Veterans Day, poppies are worn with pride on lapels all over Canada, the United States, and Great Britain.

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    During World War I, many soldiers were buried in graveyards in Europe including in Belgium's Flanders Fields. These fields are covered with red poppies. As a result, these wildflowers have come to symbolize all the soldiers who gave their lives during wars. On November 11, Remembrance Day, people wear poppies to show their appreciation for soldiers’ sacrifices.

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    On construction paper, use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to outline four bow-tie shaped petals about as long as your finger. Make two smaller bow-tie petals. Cut them out with Crayola Scissors. Use Crayola Washable Markers to color the four large petals red and the two smaller ones black.

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    Outline three small circles. Cut them out. Color two circles green and one circle yellow. Punch a hole in the middle of all nine pieces.

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    Pull a chenille stick through all layers. Start with one green circle followed by two red bow-ties, one black bow-tie, two red bow-ties, one black bow-tie, one green circle, and one yellow circle. Bend down the chenille stick to keep pieces in place. Arra