Make a red poppy

Make a red poppy

Red poppies are traditionally considered an emblem of remembrance, which is why they are often a big part of Anzac Day services. Why not make these easy paper flower poppies with your kids this Anzac Day to commemorate those who have given their lives.

What you need:

  • 1 x piece of red A4 paper
  • 1 x green chenille stem
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler

Number of players:


Measure and cut two 10cm x 10cm squares from the red paper.

Fold each square into quarters (see video) and then fold on the diagonal, so that each folded edge meets and the cut edge is along the top.

Now mark out a curve on the triangle (see video).

Cut along that curve.

When you open it out, you should have a red flower shape. Make two.

Snip a hole in the centre of each red flower shape, push the chenille stem through the centre and tie a knot or twist to keep it in place.

Add a dab of glue to the underside of the flower where it meets the chenille stem, for good measure.


  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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