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11 November in Australia to commemorate the end of hostilities in World War I. On that date in 1918, the armistice – a historical document which led to the end of the war – was signed between Germany and the Entente (the alliance between Britain, France and Russia, and their respective allies).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
- Simply create a sunset background using one of the techniques below.
- Cut out the template and glue it on top of the sunset.
- 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.