11-14 April and 19-22 April, 11am-1pm
These school holidays your family can explore the museum and take part in a poppy making workshop to honour the ANZAC’s.
- Learn about the use of the red poppy to commemorate ANZAC Day and other days or remembrance for our soldiers.
- Learn the history and heritage of the area.
- Commemorate Australian servicemen and women and their contribution to Australia.
Once finished, your poppy can be displayed at the commemorative display.
How to Make a Poppy
Watch the below video and make a Poppy with Kathryn and Jarmarni or come in to The Rocks Discovery Museum and make one with us.
What you will need
- Poppy template + printer
- Colored cardboard, (1 page)
- Green pipe cleaner
- Print Template pages 1-2 on both sides, coloured paper/cardboard, Red.
- Cut out your poppy head (A) in bright red.
- Cut out centre of poppy (B) and cut along white fine
lines. Once finished, bend up.
- Attach poppy head to a green pipe cleaner through
centre of poppy (B).
- Cut out small centre of poppy (C) and glue in place
- Done! If desired you can add some personal touches, i.e pipe cleaner leaves, curled petals, and more.
How to make a Waradah
The Waradah is the Gadigal name of the waratah flower. The early colonists referred to this flower as the ‘sceptre flower’ due to is resemblance to a sceptre used by Royal Monarchs and leaders.
The name, waratah, derives from the Gadigal language, waradah, when said in the Gadigal phonetics, sounds like: war-ret-tah. English pronunciations produce English phonetics or sounds.
The waradah was a valuable resource for the Gadigal people providing them with a sweet nectar, relished by all.It has also been suggested that the waradah was used by the Gadigal people when dealing with ‘Sorry Business’ (death/burial of a person).
Watch the below video to make a Waradah with Jarmarni or come in to The Rocks Discovery Museum and make one with us.
What you will need
- Waratah template + printer
- Colored thick paper (6 pages)
- Glue/glue stick or adhesive dots
- Print Template pages 1-6 one sided, coloured paper/cardboard, Red or dark shades of Pink are preferred.
- Cut out base layers (page 6 - bottom petal layer), 3 x petals and glue at centre (circle area) beginning with the largest centre (circle) area, overlapping.
- Cut out Layer 1 (2 x rounds of petals), bend petals upwards and glue at centre (circle area), overlapping 2 x rounds of petals.
- Repeat this process for Layers 2 – 5.
- Fan out flower.
- Done! If desired, add black dots/tips to the two inside layers of your petal rounds for more realistic look.