If you’re after an Anzac Day craft to make with the kids this week, why not make an Egg Carton Poppy Wreath?
Anzac Day will be commemorated differently this year due to Coronavirus.
Many of us will stand by our driveway to remember those who went to war to fight for our freedoms.
Laying a wreath during an Anzac Day service is a tradition we won’t get to partake in this year. However, we can start a new tradition by laying a wreath on the driveway as a sign of respect for the day.
Traditionally, the poppy flower is associated with Remembrance Day which marks the Armistice of 11 November 1918. However, over the years, the Flanders Poppy has been used in Anzac Day observances.
The poppy is a European native which flowers in spring.
With it autumn in Australia, our egg carton poppy wreath is a way to bring this symbolic flower to our residential observance for Anzac Day.
- 1 Egg carton
- Paper Plate, middle cut out
- Green paint
- Red paint
- Black marker
- Paint brush
1. Cut the egg carton apart to create the poppies
2. Paint the rim of the paper plate green. Use the stapler to turn the rim of the plate into the base of the wreath.
3. Paint the mini egg carton cups red. Use the marker to define each poppy.
4. Glue the poppies around the green plate.