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Monday, November 6, 2017

Remembrance Day Painted Poppy


Every year for our school's Remembrance Day Assembly, I try and have some of my students make poppies for decorations.  See last year's poppies HERE.

This year, I had some students in Grades 4-6 free-hand draw poppies 
on large pieces of poster board and then cut them out. 
I demonstrated how to draw a simple poppy using 5 hearts.



Then students painted them using red tempera paint. 



Once dry a bit, they outlined them in black and painted the center.


Once dry they were cut out and varnished (Modge Podge). The edges curled up nicely 
and gave them a slight 3D effect to the petals.


I used a loop of packing tape on the back of each one and stuck them to the gym wall (painted cinder block- the tape worked well) in a flowing like free-style manner.
A simple but effective decoration.



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