May Day Flower Cones

by , posted on April 28th, 2011 in Arts & Crafts, Kids DIY, Parties & Celebrations




A number of years ago, I saw a May Day craft in a Martha Stewart magazine. It was a tutorial for making little paper cones filled with fresh flowers to hang on neighbors’ doors on May first (May Day). It’s such a sweet, cute and simple way to celebrate community.

The activity below is a kid’s version of the May Day Flower Cone. Kids can spread a little spring time cheer by leaving these flower filled cones on the doors of their neighborhood friends or teacher’s classrooms at school.

There are a couple things I rather like about this project. First, if you use the white crayon to create boarders, kids can pretty much paint anywhere on the paper (inside, outside the lines, doesn’t matter) and they’ll still end up making lovely flowers (nod to Kirsten for that bit of brilliance!). Second, you can omit steps to make it go faster—don’t cut out leaves, skip the crayon part bit, etc. Third, each flower will be unique and come on, how cute is that? And fourth, it’s great activity for a play date, rainy day or weekend.

One more note: I didn’t cut out a true cone. I just winged it. But if you would like a template to cut out a real cone shape, just google: paper cone pattern. You’ll have no shortage of options.

 












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2 Responses to “May Day Flower Cones”

  1. Chantale Says:

    April 28th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    What a great idea! I think this is a great craft project for any day too. You’ve got a little lefty in the family too I see.. : )

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    You know what’s crazy? Both the kids are lefties! I wonder what the statistical odds of that are… Crazy right?


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