ALA Junior Poppy Craft

Posted On: Sunday, 25 February 2018
 Poppy Craft

Looking for a simple craft project for your American Legion Auxiliary Junior members? This poppy button, introduced at the 2017-2018 national Junior meetings, is a bright and brilliant way to offer a team-building activity for Juniors while also teaching them about the ALA Poppy Program and why we wear the red flower to honor our servicemembers.

The buttons can be worn by the Juniors making them, or they can be tacked onto a magnet, glued to a headband/hairclip, or worn as a brooch. Because of the button’s size and color, it’ll be sure to stand out on any surface.

Consider asking your Junior members to distribute the buttons for donations on National Poppy Day® (the Friday before Memorial Day), give them to veterans, or present them to senior ALA members.

To learn more about the poppy buttons, or to receive firsthand information about the 2018-2019 national Junior meetings, contact or (317) 569-4500.

What you need:


Red Felt
Red felt, approximately 3″ x 3″ per poppy
Black Felt
1″ Black felt circles, precut with sticky backs
Yellow Buttons
Small yellow buttons, 15 mm
round magnets
Small round magnets with adhesive
What to do:
  1. Trace poppy design onto red felt, using a poppy template or freehand
  2. Cut out poppy
  3. Remove backing from black felt circle; place circle in middle of poppy
  4. Glue yellow flower button onto black circle
  5. Remove back from magnet; place on back of poppy

This craft project was originally published in the February 2018 issue of Auxiliary magazine. 


ALA Mission

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.