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.