Preschool May Day Arts and Crafts



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May Basket
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Styrofoam Cup or Baby Wipe Containers
  • Ribbon Hole
  • Markers
  • Sequins
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Easter Grass
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Punch holes around the top and middle of the cup and let your children lace ribbon through holes and tie bow. Then allow your children to decorate the cups with paint, markers, etc. You can then let your children put grass and other items in the basket. Finally, Poke pipe cleaner into each side of cup for handle.
April Showers Bring May Flowers So try these Flowers Ideas:
Paper Plate Sunflower
Submitted by Jammie
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Yellow Paper
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Sunflower seeds or Oatmeal
What You Do:
  • Give your children paper plates. Have them cut out pedals from the yellow paper and then attach them around the paper plate.They can then add sunflower seeds or oatmeal to the seed of the flower
Foot Flower
Submitted by Bonnie
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Paint the bottom of the child's foot and let them put it on paper. They can then add a stem and what other decoration they choose to add to the picture.
Dandelion
Submitted by Pamela Thompson
What You Need:
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint or Markers
What You Do:
  • Cut two yellow circle (one about an inch smaller than the other. Next cut a brown circle (about half the size of the largest yellow circle) Glue the circles from largest to smallest. Next use scissors to fringe the yellow circles (causing them to look like dandelions) For added fun make stems for the flowers as the same height as your children.
Leaf Tie Dye
Submitted by Val
What You Need:
  • Leaves (various colors preferred) and Flowers
  • Cloth (Light Color)
  • Sticking Instrument (Mallet or Hammer)
What You Do:
  • Put the leaves and Flowers out on the floor or counter. Put the cloth on top of the leaves and flowers. Then hit the cloth with the mallet until the leaves and Flowers are ground up. This will put a neat pattern on the cloth. If your brave you can let the children try it

Warning: Very Messy. Watch children with Mallets closely.
Paper Plate Daisy
Submitted by Jammie
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Yellow Paper
  • Paint
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Give your children paper plates. Have them cut out pedals from the yellow paper and then attach them around the paper plate.
Butterflies and Caterpillars Are Great For May Day Fun:
Flying Butterflies
Submitted by Paula
What You Need:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
  • Twisty Ties
What You Do:
  • Cut out wings out of the tissue paper. Then let the kids decorate them however they want. Next put the twisty tie around the wings to make the thorax and antennas. Then put all the butterflies in a popcorn bowl. Let your kids wave books, poster board, etc. Next to the bowl and watch the butterflies fly.
Coffee Filter Butterflies
Submitted by Leslie
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters
  • Spray Bottle with water
  • Washable Markers
  • Clothespins
What You Do:
  • Let kids color coffee filters, then spray them with the spray bottle, then twist and clip with clothespin. This will make the butterfly wings, the kids can then color a face and antennas on the clothespin.
Butterfly Footprints
Submitted by Tina
What You Need
  • Large White Paper
  • Paint
  • Markers, Glitter, or Other Decorating Materials
What You Do:
  • Put the Children's footprints on the paper (separated to make wings of a butterfly) Then (after they have dried) let the kids design their own unique butterfly
Insect Collage
Submitted by Karen
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper
  • Construction Paper or Tissue Paper
What You Do:
  • Cut the contact paper in the shape of a butterfly. Let you kids put the construction paper or tissue paper on it and make great collages
Make Your Own Butterflies
Submitted by Jenni
What You Need:
  • cotton balls
  • egg cartons
  • google eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • glitter, any other material that you want to use.
What You Do:
  • Cut the egg cartons and let the children make their own butterfly
Design a Butterfly
Submitted by J. Smith
What You Need:
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Feathers
  • Football Shakers
  • Google Eyes
  • Construction Paper
  • Glitter
What You Do:
  • After talking about butterflies, and looking at pictures. Give the kids all of the materials and let them design their own butterflies. You will be amazed what great butterfly designs your kids will come up with
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