Make Your Own May Day Basket
We are doing some recycling and celebrating May Day at the same time at our house.
These taller pasta sauce cans are perfect for May Day Baskets (smaller cans could also be used). Since the cans are water tight they are perfect if you are using fresh flowers. Since we are making “flowers” a variety of non water tight containers could be recycled and used.
We can’t always count on the flower supply in our yard so we decided to give flower seed packets for our “flowers.”
May Day Basket Instructions
Gather up some cans, a coat hanger for the handle, seed packets, extra long craft sticks, candy, wiggly eyes, a low temp glue gun and some constructions paper.
To make long leaves cut a skinny leaf shape and hot glue two sicks to the back of the paper so the entire leaf is supported. Hot glue one stick to the back of the seed packet.
We made cool bugs on our leaves by hot gluing together gumballs and wiggly eyes. The butterfly is a piece of child decorated construction paper with a sucker for the body.
A child made label dresses up the can perfectly.
Drill holes in can on each side near the top and use part of the coat hanger for the handle. Fasten the label to the can with a bit of hot glue. Fill can with candy and add leaves and a “flower.” Now you have a fun (and useful) May Day Basket.
Happy May Day!