May Day is right around the corner and every year, we make May Day baskets for our friends, family and neighbors. This year (like last year), we are making our May Day baskets out of soup cans. This is a great upcycling project for the kids. Not only are you using something from your recycling bin, but you can use up all the craft scraps you have lying around.
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Supplies Used To Make DIY May Day Baskets:
- soup cans
- scrapbook paper
- fabric and paper flowers
- canvas fabric
- raffia (I use this stuff for gifts and so many crafts. Definitely a staple in my craft room.)
- hot glue gun and glue
Some other supplies you could use are: yarn, stickers, bows, construction paper, markers.
To start, I drilled two holes in the tops of each soup can. We strung twine in the holes to make the basket handles.
Then, we measured and cut the scrapbook paper to fit the cans.
We used hot glue to secure the paper on the can.
From there, we all got creative and just started added different supplies to the baskets.
Some had burlap……
…. others had ribbon and buttons.
We loved the ones that we added raffia to.
Projects like these are so much fun because the kids can create anything they want and it is so great to see where their creativity takes them.
Once we had all the baskets decorated, we filled them with goodies.