Every year I try to do a new poppy project for Remembrance Day. Our school assembly is on November 1st this year, so I had to get these started a couple of weeks ago so I would have time to laminate them so they would be ready to hang in a couple of weeks.
Last year, we made large painted poppies. You can see that post HERE.
I was inspired by THIS photo I found on Pinterest. I couldn't find the original source, so if it's yours, please leave a comment below and I'll be sure to credit you :)
I altered the original project to use glue lines instead of, what looks like, black chalk lines.
We used my favourite glue that I always use now for glue line projects: Elmer's clear glue. I buy the gallon sized and use it to fill empty squeeze bottles as I find the individual Elmer's glue bottles really hard and stiff to squeeze. My kids can barely do it.
So start off my sketching some simple poppies onto black construction paper- we used 12x18".
Pass over all the lines with clear glue.
Let these dry FLAT overnight. The glue lines dry flat and super shiny.
Colour them using chalk pastels. We start by colouring the background, then the poppies last.
This is super messy!!! I'm lucky to have a roll laminator in my room (it takes up alot of space, haha) so I try to laminate all chalk pastel projects- otherwise they just get ruined when the kids take them home.
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Some Grade 4 - 6 results.
These photos, taken with my crap camera phone, don't do them justice.
They're much more vivid in person.