Do your kids make and deliver a May Basket to each friend and neighbor around your block? This is a tradition that we started when my boys were very little. They love the ideas of filling a cup, basket or bucket with lots of candy and dropping them at the neighbors door as a little May Day Gift.
Making a May Day basket could be as simple as adding popcorn and M&M’s to a paper cup with a little Happy May Day Note. Or you could get crazy and create fancy baskets full of candy, flowers, and lots of goodies. Either way, making a May Basket is a fun project that you can do with your kids and surprise neighbors with.
Here is the May Basket that we made last year on May Day. It was a fun little basket that was very easy to make but looked adorable. We made them for my boys teachers too.
How to Make a Cute and Inexpensive May Basket
These baskets were simple enough for my boys to make with me and only used a couple easy materials.
What you need to make this May Basket
- Paper Punch
- Scrapbook Paper
- Peppermint Patties
- Popsicle Sticks
- Any Other candy
How to make a May Basket with Flowers
Step 1 – Punch out several Round or Flower Shaped circles using your paper punch and scrapbook paper
Step 2 – Glue your Peppermint Patties to the center of the circle to give the appearance of a flower
Step 3 – Glue a Popsicle stick to the back of the flower
Step 4 – Arrange your baskets using your flowers, other candies, and ribbon
Step 5 – Deliver your baskets!
Be sure to make a May Basket for each of your kids too. They will appreciate having some extra sugar and candy!
Here are a few other Ideas that could be used for a May Day May Basket