Watercolour Poppy Remembrance Day Card

Remembrance day is a day of reflection and a day that remains relevant today. Unfortunately, wars are still being fought around the world and this card is intended for the loved ones left behind. A simple gesture to say “I am thinking of you, your family, the person lost and will never forget”.

The Watercolour Poppy Remembrance Day Card is a creative way to introduce the topic of Remembrance Day to older children.

Watercolour Poppy Remembrance Day Card – Materials

Pages from an old book or watercolour paper

Watercolour paints

Fine tip black pen

PVA Glue

Plain sheet of card

Watercolour Poppy Remembrance Day Card – How to

To begin, lightly draw a basic outline of a poppy onto an old page of a book and start painting. Get experimental and try merging different shades of red, pink and orange and don’t worry to much about neatness.

It might also be helpful to mark the parameters of the base card to ensure the poppy fits when transferred.

Craft Ideas for Kids - Watercolour Poppy Remembrance Day Card

Once the painting is complete and dry, redefine the basic outline of your poppies with a fine tipped black pen. For those who are more adventurous, you could try doodling (zentangle) within the petals or stem.

Craft Ideas for Kids - Watercolour Poppy Remembrance Day Card

Next, cut around your design and ensure you leave enough room to tear some of the edges. This creates a rustic feel, which I think works with this craft. Once you are happy with your picture, simply stick it onto the backing card.

Craft Ideas for Kids - Watercolour Poppy Remembrance Day Card

You should now be left with a gorgeous home made card to share.

Craft Ideas for Kids - Watercolour Poppy Remembrance Day Card