|CREATE|poppy foil painting for Remembrance Day | LarabeeUK

|CREATE|poppy foil painting for Remembrance Day

 
I like to help T make a little poster for our front window for remembrance.  Not only does it give us a chance to talk about why we are remembering, it gives T a chance to recall what he knows about remembrance and it reinforces the image of the poppy which he's now really getting to recognise the image and say what its for.
 
For this really simple art project you will need:
Tin foil
A marker pen
PVA glue
Red paint
Black and Red sequins 
 
 
 
1.Start off by drawing a poppy shape on your silver foil, we used a sharpie to do this.
 
2. Mix equal parts of pva glue and ready mixed paint, this makes a slightly thicker paint, but it does mean that the sequins will stick better.  Alternatively you could just mix the red sequins into ready mixed paint, however, they will lose some of their sparkle.

 
3. Paint the poppy with the glue/paint mix.

 
4. Using black sequins make the stemens in the centre of the poppy.

 
6. Sprinkle the red sequins on the poppy.
 
Leave to dry and then display to show everyone your thanks to the brave soldiers who have given us our freedom.
 
You can also use this activity to talk to your children about remembrance day, you could start with a minutes silence at 11 am on 11 November. :)

See more remembrance ideas here.
 
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    1. Thanks Emma, appreciate you taking the time to comment x

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  2. A lovely idea Leandra - and it looks so effective too :) Thanks for sharing #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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    1. Thank you, I couldn't have hoped for it to turn out better really and T was very proud of his creation! x

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  3. Great idea, I like the way you have coloured the glue so it becomes part of the painting. I might use this for some sparkly Christmas decorations. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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    1. Thanks Kate, we are going to be making a Christmas tree using this method nearer the time. This method really does lend itself well to the holiday season x

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  4. These are lovely. What a great idea!

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  5. What a lovely, lovely idea and I'm sure looked gorgeous in real life as it does in pictures. Great way to remember. Thanks for hosting #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

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    1. Thank you Helen, I appreciate your comments x

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  6. I love the idea of painting on the foil #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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    1. Thanks Fiona, it's one of my favourite methods. x

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  7. What a beautiful craft. We haven't done foil painting yet. I'm sure Olivia would love to try this too. xx #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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    1. Thanks so much, I love painting on foil, the effect is very distinct and pretty. x

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  8. Really lovely idea, thanks so much for sharing. I'm pinning this for next year. Becky x #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  9. This looks great, love the difference in texture with the foil. We'll have to do this next year. Thanks for hosting! :) x#Toddlerapproved

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  10. I love this Leandra, a great craft for chatting with little ones, we made poppies with Evie and them we took it to the local church and she layed it with all the wreaths. It was a lovely moment to watch as it was all from her own thinking after watching the services on Wednesday.

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    1. I agree, it's great to encourage the next generation to respect the veterans. X

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  11. That's lovely. I'm pinching that to use at toddllers. Thank you :)

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    1. Thanks Mrs Tubbs, I hope you enjoy doing it much as we did x

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