The materials chosen also represent various elements of the war:
Clay – the mud in the trenches; paper – the letters sent home to loved ones; cotton, felt, buttons and other fabrics – the soldiers’ uniforms.’
Isabelle made, painted and decorated much of the poppy herself and had great fun working with mum and dad.
Working with your children at home on extended projects like this is a great way to encourage patience, resilience and commitment to longer tasks, not to mention build stronger relationships and a stronger sense of well-being for all involved. Well done Isabelle!