Introduction: Crown of Poppies
This crown is inspired by the 1975 rock-opera film Tommy, written by Pete Townshend and directed by Ken Russell. During a drug trip administered by the astonishing Tina Turner, the deaf and blind Tommy imagines himself (for the first time) as a Christ-like figure, adorned in a crown of poppies instead of a crown of thorns.
Some poppies are sources of opium and have been used for centuries for recreational drug-use. Following WWI, poppies have become a symbol for the soldiers that have died during wartime.
Step 1: Materials!
- Red Construction Paper
- Black Construction Paper
- Black Masking Tape
- Wire Cutters
Step 2: Cut the Materials
- Fold red construction paper into 6 and cut a circle
- Use the wire cutters to cut about 5 inches of wire 6x
- Fold the edge of the black construction paper and then fold many more times until you can cut a lot of little black circles
Step 3: Fold the Materials
- Fold the red circles in half and then many more times so that the edges are crimped
- Fold the wires in half
Step 4: Assemble the Poppy!
- Pierce the red circle and then the black circle with the pointed end and then fold the end of the wire.
- Tape the end of the wire that you just folded
- Push the flower petals to sit just below your tape end, and then tape just under them so that the petals sit in place
- Cut the center, black part so that it's fringed a little
Step 5: Repeat Steps 2-4 a Whole Bunch of Times...
Step 6: Assemble Your Crown!
- Carefully weave the wires together around the crown and use your tape to keep it in place
- Keep making flowers and filling in the crown until you're satisfied!
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