May Day Baskets

25 Apr

May Day is just a few short days away and it’s such a fun time to bless a neighbor or friend!  These baskets are so easy and you can fill them with little treats and then “ding dong ditch” your neighbors/friends/family with a purpose!  SO FUN…  Here’s The Scoop:

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 google 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.   The boys had a lot of fun with this!  You can really make them your own!   Add treats and gifts and TADA!


9 Responses to “May Day Baskets”

  1. ylwvauction April 25, 2012 at 2:42 PM #

    You’re the BEST!!!

  2. michellerday April 29, 2012 at 8:49 AM #

    These are the cutest baskets I’ve seen. Great project for the kids. I’m out blog hopping today and am so glad I came across your darling blog. I host a weekly Creative Thursday link party (runs through Monday nights) and I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at Have a great weekend.


  3. Jenny April 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM #

    These are so cute! I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I’d love for you to share these. We go live Tuesday night at 8 EST.

  4. Alison April 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM #

    Shannon, these are so SO darling!! I love the ladybug basket the best. I always forget about May Day. You are such a fun mom!!

  5. CJ May 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM #

    Love these! They are adorable. I can’t wait to make them with the little ones. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and follow back when you have time! Feel free to enter the blog hop as well. 😀

  6. whichcraft2create April 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM #

    LOVE these may day baskets! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Jen May 3, 2013 at 8:33 AM #

    We ended up using your May Day basket idea you can see our creations here:

    Thanks again for the fun idea!


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