May Day Crafts

Glorious Garlands

Glorious Garlands May Day Craft
Glorious Garlands May Day Craft

Guests at May Day festivities are often "wreathed" -- sometimes wearing crowns of green leaves. Here's how to make a Glorious Garland.

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Go on a leaf hunt. Look for a bunch of the same kind of leaves with strong stems. Break off the stems, but hold on to them. Overlap the leaves and push the broken-off stems through the leaves as if they were pins to hold them together.

Make a chain of leaves. When your leaf chain is long enough to fit around your head, fasten the final leaf to the first one. Add flowers by slipping their stems under the stem-pins on the top side of the leaves.

(Warning! If you live in an area where poison ivy or poison oak grow, make sure you know what they look like before you go leaf hunting. They could give you a terrible rash.)

May Day is a special holiday to honor the return of spring. Check out the next page to learn how to create and decorate May Day baskets to leave as surprise gifts for your neighbors.

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