Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Crafty Idea for Celebrating May Day 2008

Crafty Idea for Celebrating May Day 2008
by Dawn Phillips

Hey Kids! Are you tired of the same old May Day traditions of leaving a basketful of small gifts on the doorstep of a family member or friend hoping to not get caught?
Why not create a "New Tradition" for celebrating May Day 2008?
Share this idea with your Parents and Friends.
Gather the following material:
Various Photo's of Yourself
Pastel Colored Construction Paper
Assortment of Markers
Popsicle Sticks
Styrofoam Cups
Bag of Potting Soil
Your Favorite Flower Seeds
Instructions to follow:
  1. Cut a flower shape using your construction paper.
  2. Select a photo of yourself, paste it into the center of the flower shape and write your name on the flower.
  3. Glue the finished flower shape to a Popsicle stick and set aside.
  4. Get a Styrofoam cup and decorate it using the colored markers. Be sure to include a personalized message for that special family member or friend.
  5. Make sure the Styrofoam cup is dry before you fill it with potting soil.
  6. Stick half of your index finger into the soil creating a small dip. Place one flower seed into the dip and cover with soil. Add a tsp of water to the soil.
  7. Get the flower you created earlier. Position it in the soil along the inside edge of the cup.
  8. Grab a friend or family member to help you deliver your May Day Flowers.

This makes a great activity for teachers, girl scouts or boy scouts, and a group of friends.


Suzanne Lieurance said...

Hi, Dawn,

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne Lieurance
National Writing for Children Center

Cynthia Reeg said...

what a fun craft for kids! Creative yet a bit messy--which is the best kind of craft. :-)

I love May day!

Cynthia Reeg said...

what a fun craft idea! Very creative and little messy--the best kind of craft. :-)


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