Wax Crayon Poppies: a Remembrance Day Craft
A couple of years ago I made some Pumpkin/Jack-o-Lanterns from wax discs of paper and wax crayons. I found the post recently and it occurred to me that you could use precisely the same technique to make poppies- an easy and effective Remembrance Day Craft.
It’s quite simple: you grate the wax crayons- I used red and black- then arrange the colours on a disc of waxed paper. Mine are from the sets you get with jam jar covers, so are pre-cut. I arranged them on a baking tray, waxed side up, sprinkled with small amounts of wax (it spreads as it melts) and put another disc on top.
Then I popped into the Aga until they melted, which took less than a minute as the Aga was fiendishly hot. If you follow the link to the Pumpkins I made, it will tell you how to cook in an oven.
Once melted, remove from the oven and cool, which takes a similarly short time.
Then all I did was attach to lollipop sticks that I had covered in green washi tape, using yet more washi tape. And I added a tape leaf for embellishment.
For more Remembrance Day Poppy Crafts, check out these posts:
or take a look at my Remembrance Day Crafts board on Pinterest.