Suncatcher Tissue Paper Poppies Craft

Let’s make a beautiful suncatcher red poppies craft with the kids!

Make this tissue paper suncatcher poppies craft and hang it in your window for Memorial Day. It makes a beautiful flower craft for kids too.

A poppy suncatcher tissue paper craft inside an embroidery hoop
A beautiful red poppies suncatcher craft hanging in a window.

Poppies are the symbolic red flower of Memorial Day, which is the last Monday in May. But, did you know that the Friday before Memorial Day is National Poppy Day? Don’t forget to wear a red poppy in remembrance.

The American Legion brought National Poppy Day® to the United States by asking Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day, as National Poppy Day

https://www.legion.org/poppyday/history

This poppies craft is not only perfect for Memorial Day, but it’s also a pretty flower craft to make with the kids. You don’t need many supplies to make this craft making it inexpensive, and it looks just as pretty hanging on a wall as it does hanging in a window.

How to make a suncatcher tissue paper poppies craft

We are going to wrap contact paper around an embroidery hoop. Then we will attach tissue paper to the sticky side to make our pretty poppies craft.

You will need tissue paper, contact paper, an embroidery hoop, and scissors to make a suncatcher poppies craft.
Gather tissue paper, contact paper, an embroidery hoop, and scissors for your poppies craft.

Supplies needed to make our poppies craft

  • Embroidery hoop (or empty picture frame)
  • Clear contact paper
  • Tissue paper – red, blue, black, light green, and dark green
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions for making our poppies craft

Step 1 for making a suncatcher poppies craft is to wrap contact paper around an embroidery hoop.
Cut out a round section of contact paper and wrap it around your embroidery hoop.

Step 1

Place the inside section of your embroidery hoop onto the contact paper and roughly sketch a circle at least 1cm larger around it. Cut out the circle with your scissors, remove the backing paper and wrap the contact paper around your embroidery hoop, pressing it around the sides. Put the outside hoop back on and secure it tightly.

Step 2 of your poppies craft is to cut red and black circles out of tissue paper and attach them to the stick side of the contact paper.
Attach red and black circles (poppy flowers) to the sticky side of the contact paper.

Step 2

Cut out perfectly imperfect red and black circles from the red and black tissue paper. You will need 2 red circles, a larger one, and a smaller one. Attach the black circle to the sticky side of the contact paper, followed by the smaller red circle, and then the larger red circle. This will make your poppy flowers.

Step 3 for your poppies craft is to cut green tissue paper stems to attach to the contact paper under your poppy flowers.
Cut green tissue paper stems for your poppies and attach those to the contact paper.

Step 3

Using the darker green tissue paper, cut out green stems for your poppy flowers. Attach those to the sticky side of the contact paper too.

Step 4 of your poppies craft is to cut green squares of tissue paper and attach it to the contact paper to make grass for your suncatcher art.
Attach light green squares of tissue paper to your poppies suncatcher.

Step 4

Cut small squares of the lighter green tissue paper and attach that to the contact paper too to make grass for your poppies picture.

The final step of your poppies craft is to attach blue tissue paper squares to the contact paper to make the sky.
The last step is to attach blue tissue paper squares for the sky.

This is the reverse side of your suncatcher craft so you can see how the tissue paper pieces overlap a little. Cut out small blue squares of tissue paper and cover the remaining clear contact paper with those.

Our finished suncatcher tissue paper poppies craft
Pretty tissue paper poppies craft in an embroidery hoop.
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Suncatcher Poppies Craft

A poppy suncatcher tissue paper craft inside an embroidery hoop

A pretty tissue paper suncatcher poppies craft that's perfect for Memorial Day or if you are making flower crafts with the kids.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Embroidery hoop (or empty picture frame)
  • Clear contact paper
  • Tissue paper - red, blue, black, light green, and dark green
  • Pencil

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Place the inside of the embroidery hoop onto the contact paper and trace a circle about 1cm larger. Cut out the circle, remove the backing, and wrap the contact paper around the sides of the embroidery hoop. Put the outside circle of the embroidery hoop back into place and secure it tightly.
  2. Cut out small black circles, and medium and large red circles to make each poppy flower. Beginning with the black circle, attach each layer of your flower to the sticky side of the contact paper. You can make as many poppy flowers as you like.
  3. Using the darker green tissue paper, cut out stems for each of your poppy flowers and attach those too.
  4. Cut out light green squares of tissue paper and attach them to the bottom section of the hoop filling in the clear gaps.
  5. Then, cut out blue squares and attach those to the upper half of the embroidery hoop to fill in those clear gaps too.
  6. Hang your embroidery hoop in the window or on a wall in your house.

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Have you made our tissue paper suncatcher poppies craft? You can make this same craft with other pretty flowers too.

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