Kids’ Craft: Easy Paper May Baskets

Are your flowers poppin’ yet? Ours are! And it’s nearly May, which means it’s almost time to share those beautiful new blooms with friends and neighbors by leaving a May Basket on their doorknob! It’s an old tradition that’s fun to do with kids because it’s not only thoughtful and kind, but if you do it our way, it’s a cheap and easy craft, too!

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

You’ll only need a few supplies…

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

  • sheets of patterned scrapbook paper (most craft stores carry it for about .20/sheet) You’ll get 2 May Baskets from each sheet.
  • 1/8″ ribbon, in several colors (ours was $1.00 per roll)
  • a hole punch
  • stapler
  • scissors

Cut each sheet of paper into 2 equal triangles.

Fold each triangle into a cone shape, like this.

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Staple to secure.

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Cut a hole in each side of the cone, either with a hole punch of scissors. (I don’t have a hole punch, which still amazes me. Total craft fail.)

Snip the very end off the cone ( about 1/4″).

Cut lengths of ribbon in different colors, about 1 yard long. I like to use 3 different colors, because that leaves you with 6 ribbons trailing from the bottom and I think that looks pretty without crowding your paper cone.

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Thread your ribbon through each hole in the sides of your cone, then through the bottom, leaving enough at the top to hang from a doorknob. Knot the ribbon at the bottom to keep it in place.

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Send your little ones out to fill with flowers, then share!

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

 

Leave them on your own railings, neighbor’s doorknobs, or anywhere that could use a little brightening.

You just might meet some new friends along the way! See our little bee?

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Happy May!

Signature

Like this post? Please pin or share it!

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Signature

Comments

  1. I have a couple of destructive little boys who would decimate those in seconds LOL, but I love the look of them!
    Robin (Masshole Mommy) recently posted..15 Grilling Recipes You Don’t Want to Miss!My Profile

    • My son loves to make and fill these, but yes…he can destroy them quickly, too! That’s why I made them on the cheap! :)

  2. Those are cute! And look easy enough for a non-crafty person like me!

  3. I used to make those out of plain construction paper. I like this colorful idea.
    Debbie Denny recently posted..The “Real” Curvy Girls Club!My Profile

  4. How adorable are in those!
    We’ve never ever made May baskets before but they look super cute and easy.

  5. So cute! These would be a great way to use up some of my scrapbooking paper stash. Thanks for sharing!
    Jen V recently posted..Pocket Scrapbooking With Leftovers From The April Paper Pumpkin KitMy Profile

  6. these are DARLING, W. i love them!
    brett recently posted..10 Ways to Get Allergy Relief at Home #HealthierHomeMy Profile

  7. Such cute May baskets! I haven’t ever heard of this tradition before.
    Pam recently posted..Gluten Free Yogurt Crepes recipe #naturalprobioticsMy Profile

  8. Thanks for the great idea I can do with the kids!
    Krista recently posted..#ad Grilling Made Easy With Tyson Grillin’ Wings + French Onion Blue Cheese Dip Recipe #whatsgrillin #cbiasMy Profile

  9. Okay, those are way to simple… OH MY GOODNESS, I had no clue. I have to make these for the girls to collect flowers in. Thanks so much

  10. How cute & the little ones love tassels.
    Robin {Mom Foodie} recently posted..Oatmeal and Lavender Bath Soak Recipe (with Free Printable Labels)My Profile

  11. How cute, what a fun idea. Thanks for the tutorial, these would be great to do with my nieces & nephews! Love the pics, so cute!
    Dawn Lopez recently posted..Join me for the #EasyPrepMeals Twitter PartyMy Profile

  12. Super easy, fun and cute! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Those are adorable! Such a cute craft idea. My toddler would love it.
    Aly Mashrah recently posted..HTC One max Smartphone Giveaway! #SprintMomMy Profile

  14. Those are so cute and so easy! Two of my favorite words!
    Lois Alter Mark recently posted..world book night 2014My Profile

  15. I think my 3 year old would have a blast making and playing with these! I can see her collecting flowers in it.
    Trisha recently posted..Celebrate National Dance Week with Angelina Ballerina plus #Giveaway from Madame Alexander!My Profile

  16. So cute! They would be great to hold favors for a birthday party!

  17. I have always loved that tradition, and there are so many fun paper patterns to choose from for this!
    Liz Mays recently posted..Havertys Pin It to Win It Contest! #HavertysRefreshMy Profile

  18. Oh! This is so sweet and cute! I just have to choose a paper pattern that’s fun for a 3 year old boy!

  19. I remember making these when I was young- good memories!
    Milena recently posted..Movie Review: The M WordMy Profile

  20. That’s cute, love the paper. We do this sometimes but just with regular paper… my 5 yr old would love to do this with fancy paper.

  21. What a cute project! My daughter would love this!

  22. That is adorable. Such a fun easy craft.
    Debi recently posted..Easing Bothersome Symptoms with Zim’sMy Profile

  23. Sandra VanHoey says:

    This is the greatest idea and how cute they turned out. I’ll bet doing something like this just makes someone’s day.

  24. What a great craft, especially for this time of year. I am always looking for something fun and fairly simple to do with my fun bunch. I can practice with my own kids and then we can do the craft with our little ones at church. Love it.
    Elizabeth Towns recently posted..Slope of Love – ‘The Remingtons’ Book Four {Giveaway}My Profile

  25. These are so cute! I am totally not crafty and even I think I could manage this craft! Thanks for sharing and Happy May!
    Katie Harding recently posted..IMy Profile

  26. Sherrie C. says:

    What a cute and thoughtful idea. My two granddaughters would have so much fun making those paper baskets and picking flowers to put in them. Guess I need to head over to the craft store. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge