Handprint Poppy Wreath

Create a paper wreath made from handprints and paper poppies as a celebration decoration for Remembrance Day.

Skill Level


Time to Make

40 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Paint a craft wreath green. Leave to dry. Add another coat and leave to dry.
  2. Draw around your hand onto a sheet of green card and cut out the shape. Repeat this step until you have enough handprints cut out to fill around the wreath.
  3. Stick down the handprints onto the wreath using a glue stick, overlapping the handprints creates a layered leaf-like appearance.
  4. Draw 4 circles onto a sheet of red card roughly all the same size. The circles don’t have to be perfect.
  5. Cut out the circles place a small circle of glue in the centre of each circle and stick them on top of each other. This is to create the layered petals of a poppy. Leave to dry.
  6. Once the poppy is dry, bend upwards the edges of the circles to create a layered petal effect.
  7. Place a circle of glue in the centre of the top circle and stick down a medium-sized black pom pom for the centre of the poppy. Leave to dry.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 to create 3 poppies for the wreath.
  9. Stick down the 3 poppies to the bottom of the wreath using a glue stick.
  10. Cut a piece of yellow, red or green ribbon roughly 15cm long and tie in a loop through the hole at the top of the wreath secured with a double knot.

Top Tip

Turn this project into a Remembrance Day classroom activity by creating a large card wreath base, and decorate with all the children’s handprints in the class.

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