Spring Craft: Colorful May Day Baskets
Right about now I bet we are all thinking about spring. And thanks to the Groundhog (he didn't see his shadow so this means an early spring!), we don't have to wait much longer! What comes to mind when I think of spring (besides tulips and flip flops!) is May Day! I remember it as a kid. In school, we used to walk around the maypole and deliver May Day baskets to our neighbors. I think we even made them out of school milk cartons! My mom also helped us put together May Day baskets that we would take to the neighbors, hang it on their door, knock, and run! It was so much fun.
Last year, I decided to bring that tradition into my little family. The kids had fun sneaking over to the neighbors and bringing them some yummy surprises. For our May Day baskets this year, we decided to hand paint some paper to make cones for the baskets. We made some of our BEST EVER POPCORN, tossed in some Skittles, Goldfish Crackers and Craisins and filled them up! We attached a pipe cleaner to the cone and added a little tag. The kids look forward to surprising our neighbor friends again! Here’s how to assemble:
How to Make May Day Baskets
- White paper
- Water color paints or other crafting paints
- Paint brushes
- Pipe cleaners
- Hole punch
- Tag (optional)
Paint your design on the white paper. I had the kids choose bright colors and do more of an abstract painting. Let dry. Roll into a cone shape and secure with clear scotch tape. Punch holes at the top of the cone for the pipe cleaner handle. Secure pipe cleaner as the hanger. Attach the tag with some ribbon. Fill with your goodies and deliver on May 1!
What are some of the ways you like to celebrate Spring?
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