Easy Poppy Paper Lanterns for Remembrance Day


A lovely little printable activity and lesson plan for Remembrance Day – whether you are celebrating Remembrance Day in November, Memorial Day in May or Anzac Day in April, these Paper Poppy Lanterns are a great activity for kids.

They from part of our Remembrance Day Activities and Memorial Day Ideas! A great and easy Paper Craft for kids.

A collaboration with the amazing Mrs Mactivity!

Poppy Paper Lanterns – materials:

* Printer Paper
* Scissors
* Pens for coloring
* Glue Stick
* Tea light or garland (optional)

These printables come in 2 sets

  • 3 Colouring Pages Flag Lanterns – $3 – perfect if you have some more time, want to include some mindfulness coloring exercises and only have a B&W printer availabl
  • 3 Ready Coloured Poppy Lanterns – $3 – perfect if you have a little less time or want to make many (e.g. for a garland) quickly! Wonderful colour varitions to choose from.
  • We do have a FREEBIE US Flag version for you!! Woohoo! Because I try and make printables here on Red Ted Art as accessible as possible to all! Enjoy!

How to make a paper lantern for Remembrance Day

Print your pages

Color your pages if necessary.

Make your latern cuts

Cut out your lantern and handle shapes as neatly as possible.

Fold in half align the grey line.

Next, cut along the dashed lines to make your lantern shape.

Glue to assemble your paper lantern

Add glue to last section on the right.

Fold over on itself and glue to the first section (on the left).

Finally, add a little glue to the tab on the handle and glue inside the lantern. Repeat on the other side.

If you wish, you can add an electric tealight or string them up as a garland.

Aren’t they lovely? And so easy to make too!! I hope you enjot the freebie or hop over to our Teachers Pay Teachers store to get your copies! Your support is very much appreciated.

Remember we have a US Flag Lantern version too (in colour and as a colouring page):

U.S. Flag Lanterns

More Remembrance Sunday Ideas for kids:

More American Flag Crafts for Kids: