May Day Baskets

When I was growing up, several of my friends and I dropped off May Day baskets at each other’s houses on May 1st. We would ring the doorbell and run! If we got caught, we’d receive a kiss. Some of these fun traditions have been lost and I want my kids to enjoy them as I dd! This project is just a simple way to make baskets to be filled with treats and/or flowers. There are hundreds of ways you can create something similar.

Age: 2 and up, with assistance

  • paper plates
  • several different colors of paint
  • paint brushes
  • stickers
  • construction paper
  • stapler
  • markers
  • treats or flowers to fill each basket
Paint the back side of each paper plate with fun colors or designs. Once they are dry, decorate with stickers, if desired. Then, fold the plate into a cone shape with the decorations facing out. Staple it at the seam. Cut strips of paper for each cone, approximately 1″ X 8″. Write the name of the recipient and a short message like, “Happy May Day.” Staple or glue in place as the handle. Fill the cone with a treat or flowers. Deliver on May 1st!!

About Sarah Lundgren

child of God. married to my best friend. mommy of 4 treasures. at home with my babies.

One response »

  1. thank you for the awesome may day baskets we found on our porch today…the boys LOVED them! 🙂 what a treat! i'm excited to follow your blog, ladies!


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