On Anzac Day, we come together to pause and remember all service people. Make and display a wreath and choose who you would like to remember this Anzac Day. Or, you can choose an image from our suggested portrait images below.
You will need:
- Coloured pencils or markers
- Scissors and a glue stick
- Paper in a solid colour of your choice
- A piece of thin cord to hang your wreath for display
- Our wreath template, printed on heavy paper
How to make a portrait wreath
Colour in the leaves and ribbon of both sides of the wreath. The ribbon is at the front. Use two or three different colours for the leaves. Don’t worry about staying in the lines – doing the colours a bit scribbly will make your wreath lively.
Write your message on the ribbon. Maybe it’s “Lest We Forget” or “Remembrance” or something else - you can choose.
Cut out both sides of the wreath, not too close to the edges.
Choose your service person portrait and glue it onto the solid colour paper. Then cut the person out. Leave enough of the lower part of their portrait to sandwich it firmly between the two wreath pieces.
Cover the white backs of both your wreath pieces with glue, then sandwich the service person between them, facing the ribbon side. Press down flat with a heavy book and leave to dry.
Your wreath is finished. Make a small hole at the top and thread a thin cord through then hang it up to display.
Reviewed 22 March 2023