The first activity requires the following:
- black and white photocopies of photos from Gallipoli or France in WW1
- green paper or card
- pva glue
When the top is dry, you can glue the stalk onto the back of the poppy. A strip of green about 2cm wide and the length of an A4 page is good. They can even cut a leaf shape out and glue that onto the stalk.
The second activity requires the following materials:
- material scraps
- gold and silver paper/card (we actually painted some paper with gold and silver metallic paint)
- either plain paper or card
- pva glue
- felt pens as close to gold or silver as possible
- preferably dressmaking scissors to cut the material better
Then let the students choose material they think will make great medals, cut it up in appropriate shapes and length, and glue it on the paper. The dressmaking scissors will make a better finish on the edge of the material compared to normal classroom scissors from experience.
They can then get the gold and silver paper/card and cut into appropriate shapes. They can use the felt pens to add detail to the medals. Once they are happy with them they can glue to the paper with the material on it.
When it is all dry, cut out the medals as one piece.