Flower Crafts for May Day

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Early American settlers observed May Day by giving baskets of flowers to friends and neighbors. Try one of these flower crafts with your kids to share with friends on May 1st.

When I was a child, May Day was a time when the neighbors and our family would treat each other to May Baskets on the doorsteps. We’d ding-dong ditch a fun flower craft or a basket of real flowers as a fun surprise.

May is just a week away. Consider one of these fun flower crafts to do with your kiddos this week to bless someone else next Tuesday.

Ding dong ditch some flowers.

For a simple cone of flowers simply roll a square piece of cardstock into a cone and staple it securely. Punch holes in the side to run ribbon through and tie the ribbon on each side. Fill with flowers and leave on the door knob.

Bake and decorate flower cupcakes.

Candy corn is available year-round in some stores so you can make Sunflower and Mums Cupcakes. Or try this marshmallow version for sugary flower topped cakes.

source: Life with L&E

Make felt flower hair clips.

Janel shows you how to craft quick and easy felt flower hair clips to give to the little girls in your life.

flower pot placecards

Set a flowery table.

Make these flower pot placecards for a fun and festive tablescape.

source: Martha Stewart

Make fluffy flower baskets.

Martha shows you how to make fluffy baskets to fill with flowers or other treats for May Day. It looks complicated, but it’s just fringed crepe paper glued to upcycled paper containers.

source: Family Fun

Create a bee bouquet.

A simple paper cone is transformed into a bubble bee carrying a supply of flowers to your friends. Great opportunity to talk about bees, honey, and flowers with your kids!

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  1. Cute ideas! Where I live, the tradition is cups full of popcorn or candy, so we are doing popcorn plus chocolate covered pretzel rods using a candy mold that looks like flowers, so there will be choclate flowers sticking up out of the popcorn. We might make some cookies too if we have time!

  2. Mary G says

    Oh, May Day flower baskets are a wonderful tradition. My daughter’s preschool would put little bundles together with the children and have the kids put them on the area door knobs and ring door bells. Many of the area residents were elderly and sometimes living alone, and the delight with which those bundles were received just thrilled the kids. Thanks for the reminder about that sweet memory.

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