May Day

In some parts of the United States, people make May baskets to celebrate the first day of May. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. The person receiving the basket tries to catch the fleeing giver; if caught, a kiss is exchanged. Below are some cute basket ideas for your May Day treats.
Flower Power Candy Cups

plastic flower cupUse brightly colored store-bought cups and scrapbook papers to create these cheerful candy cups.
From the magazine, Creative Kids


1. Lay a colorful store-bought cup top-side down on pretty paper and trace its outline. Remove, and draw petals radiating from the circle.
2. Using scissors, cut triangle shapes from the center of the circle to the rim (trim the bottoms of the triangles if they’re too long).
3. Slide the cup inside the flower and fill with treats. Garnish with a leaf made from paper.

Door Hanging Baskets

lady bug

You’ll Need:
Construction Paper
To make the cone shaped basket you will need to cut a 9.5×11 sheet of paper into a half circle shape. Depending on the insect you choose to make you might need to use two colors.

Once you’ve made your half circle shape you will just “roll” the paper into a cone shape and staple, tape, or glue it into place.
Then you will need to trace a circle for the head (I used a one cup measuring cup). Draw some wings, antenna, eyes, etc. We used glue stick to attach the head, antenna, and eyes. I stapled the wings to the back of each of the cones just to make sure they would stay! We drew the spots and faces on with markers, but you could use googley eyes and stickers too if you wanted. I cut a one inch thick/11 inch long piece of paper for the handle of the basket. Add treats and gifts and TADA!

Easy Six Step Basket

paper plate twoFill with cookies, candy, or flowers. Use your imagination and decorate the outside with ribbons, paint, markers, or stickers.

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