Potato printed poppy lantern

Blogger / 9 November, 2022 / Nanny Anita

Potato Printed Poppy Lanterns

Although are time after school is super busy at the moment, I always try to make time to do a craft around Remembrance Day.  This year we have been making potato printed poppy lanterns.

Make sure you follow my seasonal craft board on Pinterest for more ideas.  Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To make your own potato printed poppy lanterns you will need:

  • Red paper
  • Black paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Potatoes
  • Paint
  • Knife
  • Glue

Cut your potato in half, on one half draw the shape of a poppy and cut it out and on the other do the same for a leaf.  A good tip: if you have a cookie cutter, use that to make your shape.  It will take your potato shapes to the next level.

potato printed poppy lanterns


On your tracing paper start printing your poppies and leaves.  An alternative to potato printing, is to simply use coloured pens like sharpies.

potato printed poppy lanterns

When the paint has dried, add some coloured paper to make a boarder at the top and bottom.  I used double sided tape rather than glue.

Fold your paper round to make a cylinder and stick the sides together.  Again, I used double sided tape, but you could use stapler or glue.

Finally add a handle to the top of your lantern.

If you enjoyed making these potato printed poppy lanterns, be sure to check out my paper plate poppy and poppy field craft.

Pin for later:

Potato printed Poppy Lanterns for Remembrance Day.  #kidscraft

In The Spotlight

Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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