Fun Day Monday

Hooray! It’s May Bank Holiday… let’s have some May Day fun!

This week in my childminding service we have been learning a a rhyme all about dancing around a Maypole and we made some May Day flower baskets to give to our friends or family.

If your little one wants to make a basket of flowers then you will need:

  • A paper plate (cut in half)
  • PVA glue and a glue spreader
  • Pieces of paper, tissue paper, feathers and other embellishments
  • Double sided sticky tape
  • Card (I used an old cereal box)
  • Scissors
  • Paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Lolly sticks
  • Apron
  • Pipe cleaner
and this is what you do:
  • Firstly put the apron on your little one as this can be quite a messy activity!
  • Give them the glue and the paper plate and get them to cover the plate with the glue
  • Next, your little one can stick on the paper and other embellishments to decorate their basket
  • Put the plate to one side and let it dry
  • Now cut out some flower shapes using the card
  • Give the flower shapes to your little one and let them paint them

  • Put the flowers aside to dry (you can always give them a quick blast with a hairdryer if you’re in a hurry!)
  • To complete the basket you need to curve the plate round to form a cone shape. Stick this in place using the double sided tape.
  • To make the handle, pierce a couple of small holes opposite each other near the top and thread the pipe cleaner through. Twist it in place
  • To complete your flowers use the double sided tape to attach the flowers to the top of a lolly stick
  • You can then put the flowers in the basket and give them to a friend or a family member………………………………. Happy May Day!