Keep the kids and the whole family entertained with these Anzac Day-themed arts and crafts projects. You’ll find instructions on how to make a paper poppy and a memorial wreath, as well as some colouring in sheets that’ll bring the Anzac story to life.

 

Anzac poppies

The Flanders poppy has long been a part of Remembrance Day and Anzac Day observances. During the First World War, red poppies sprung up in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium. In soldiers' folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground. 

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How to make a paper poppy

Some simple instructions to help you make a beautiful paper poppy.

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Make your own crochet poppies

Visit the 5000 poppies website and explore an array of crochet patterns.

Remembrance wreaths

Laurel wreaths were originally woven by the Romans to crown victors and the brave as a mark of honour. Rosemary, which symbolises remembrance, and poppies have also become popular on wreaths on Anzac Day.

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How to make a remembrance wreath

Step-by-step instructions on how to assemble a beautiful wreath.

Download instructions

Colouring in for the kids

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Anzac Day colouring in templates

Grab your coloured pens or pencils and bring these Anzac characters to life.

Download templates