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Soldier Silhouette Art Templates

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: F - 6

Use this craft template when creating Anzac Day or Remembrance Day inspired solider artworks. 

What is Anzac Day?

Anzac Day is both a celebration and a commemoration. Explaining to your students the reasons behind the traditions and services is an important part of the day. Here’s a gorgeous video that can be showed to all age groups.

What is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in Australia to commemorate the end of hostilities in World War I. On that date in 1918, the armistice – a historical document which led to the end of the war – was signed between Germany and the Entente (the alliance between Britain, France and Russia, and their respective allies).

How to Create an ANZAC Soldier Silhouette Artwork

  1. Simply create a sunset background using one of the techniques below.
  2. Cut out the template and glue it on top of the sunset.
  3. Trim the edges of the background to match the template (i.e. trim around the outside of the circular template, or trim the sides of the rectangle template).

Sunset Background Techniques for Kids Craft

  • Use red, orange, yellow and purple oil pastels to create a sunset. Gently blend the edges of each colour into the next.
  • Lay coloured crepe paper over a piece of white card and spray the crepe paper with water. Leave it for 2 to 3 minutes and allow the dye to soak into the white card. Remove the crepe paper and let the card dry.
  • Use watercolour paints to create the sunset.
  • Stick tissue paper squares onto the sticky side of clear book contact to create a background for the silhouette.

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  • Coby Gore
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    Hi, these are so great but it's really disappointing that there are no female or animal silhouettes. Women and animals were such a huge part of the war effort and it's really disappointing that they've been excluded from your activity.

  • Rebecca MacDonald
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    These are a great art resource! My students loved doing them today.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Rebecca, Thanks for your kind words!

  • Priscilla Milburn
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    The Anzac soldier silhouette at sunset turns out amazing.

    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Thank you Priscilla for sharing your lovely feedback.

  • Zoe Simpson
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    My class and I have done this and they look awesome.

    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Hey Zoe, thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback. It is great to hear how resources are used in the classroom.

  • Rowena Entwistle
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    Thank you TeachStarter. No wonder you've got so many Australian teachers following you and subscribing to your product. Well done.

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)
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      Thank you for your thoughtful feedback, Rowena! It is wonderful to hear such a positive response from members such as yourself. Have a wonderful day!

  • Brad Abel
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    I can’t wait till it’s 6 o’clock and I get to play my guitar outside on Anzac Day!

  • Brad Abel
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    This is such a great activity! This is an activity I will share

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    This is such a great activity. Thank you

    • Janeen
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      Hi Kathy It's our pleasure to provide you with resources like this! So glad it is useful for you. Cheers Janeen

  • Rebecca McIntyre
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    Hi, it would be wonderful to have a silhouette of a NZ soldier with his lemon squeezer hat.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Rebecca, Thanks for your feedback! Please feel free to request a resource at our 'Request a Resource' page. https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community and we create the top requests. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.

  • Kim Giveen
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    This is a wonderful resource. Would it be possible to include a silhouette for the women who also went to war? Maybe a nurse or some such? And animals such as a horse? Many thanks

    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Kim, Thank you for your suggestion, that is a fantastic idea! Could I please ask that you submit it as a resource request here: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community. We create the top request each week. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I'm more than happy to help.

  • Maria Parenti-Baldey
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    Thank you this is much appreciated.

    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Hello Maria, thank you for your wonderful feedback. I hope your students get a fantastic learning experience from this activity.

  • Zoe Coole
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    Thanks so much for this activity. I know the Year Five's are going to love it, Cheers.

    • Jill (Teach Starter)
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      Thank you for your lovely comment, Zoe. I hope your students enjoy the activity!

  • Simone Norman
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    My class is loving the artwork. Thank you!

    • Kristian
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      Hi Simone, Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

  • Puava
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    I can't wait to use these tomorrow. Definitely a time-saver and such a great resource! Many thanks

    • Kristian
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      Hi Puava, Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.