These paper poppies are very quick and easy to make and require very few materials. Make them in any colour or style you like!


Downloadable template
Coloured card or paper
Floral wire
Hot glue gun (other strong glue can be used)


Step one: Print off this free downloadable template (click to enlarge) and cut out each piece.

Step two: Draw around the pieces onto coloured paper or card. The two larger pieces will be the petals. You will need two of these for each poppy. If you are making a classic red poppy these two pieces will need to be traced onto red paper. The third round piece will be the center and should be traced onto black paper. Tip: If you do not have coloured paper or card at home you can always colour in the template.

Step three: Cut short slits around the edge of the flower center inwards towards the middle, careful not to cut all the way through.

Step four: Sandwich one end of the floral wire between two petals laid perpendicular to each other with a dab of hot glue to hold.

Step five: Glue the center piece to the middle of the flower with a dab of hot glue.

Step six: Add a bit of dimension to the poppy be carefully bending the edges of the petals and center slightly inwards.

Your poppy is complete!


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