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May Day Crafts


May Day Baskets
May Day baskets are easy to make -- and fun to give.
May Day baskets are easy to make -- and fun to give.

This May Day consider making May Day baskets and giving them to neighbors as gifts. Here's how to make a May Day basket for your neighbor.

What You'll Need:

Poster board

Pencil

Ruler

Wallpaper with spring pattern

White paste

Stapler

Fresh flowers

Draw a circle 5 inches across and a strip 10x1 inches on the poster board. Cut them out. Use the poster board circle and strip as a pattern. Lay them on the back of the wallpaper. Trace around them.

You will need two wallpaper circles and two wallpaper strips for each basket. Cover one side of your poster board circle with glue, and glue a wallpaper circle to it with the pretty side up.

Cover one side of your poster board strip with glue, and glue a wallpaper strip to it, pretty side up. Turn the strip over, and glue the other wallpaper strip to the other side.

Lay your circle on the table wallpaper-side-down. Center the strip, and glue it across the middle of the circle. Glue the last wallpaper circle pretty-side-up on top of the strip. Turn it over.

Pull the ends of the strip together to make a handle. (The sides of your basket will curl up.) Staple the handle together at the top.

May Day is a special holiday to honor the return of spring. Explore the next page to learn how to create and decorate Robin Hood hats to wear to a May Day celebration.

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