My daughter and I are in production…of 2013 May Day Baskets that is! I didn’t want to use the normal “Solo Cups” this year but just didn’t know what else to use. I ran to the local party store looking for individual candy so I could make some cute catepillar’s out of gum balls , butterfly’s out of suckers & flowers out of Rolo candies and ran across adorable little popcorn bags that were only 5 for .99! I only needed 15 bags so instead of buying a huge bag of fun colored Solo Cups at Costco for much more than $3.00…I couldn’t pass it up!
My daughter loved helping me and it made the production go that much faster!!!
I also cut butterfly’s out with my Silhouette (you could cut these out with scissors as well), we attached the sucker to the butterfly with a glue dot and attached googly eyes with glue dots as well! To get these to stick up out of the bags I used a straw (cut it a bit on the end) and put the sucker stick down in the straw hole! My daughter had fun coloring a couple but then got bored!
I cut the leaves free handed, I used green construction paper and folded it like an accordion. I cut a leaf shape out and it made 6 identical leaf’s…so easy! We attached gum balls with glue dots to look like a caterpillar and attached googly eyes with glue dots. I attached a green popsicle craft stick to the back with glue dots to make it more sturdy!
I put initial stickers for the neighborhood kiddos and my daycare kiddos on each bag to give it a little personalized pop! I used my computer to type “Happy May Day” on the flowers and cut them out with scissors and attached them to the front of the bags with glue dots. I also attached handles with pipe cleaner…I just used a paper punch to make a hole on each side of the bag and twisted the pipe cleaner through!
We filled them up with popcorn, candy & our fun little caterpillars, butterflies & flowers in each bag! Since it is suppose to rain here and get cold tomorrow (Iowa weather I tell ya), I put them in cellophane bags (found at the dollar store) so they won’t get wet and if they happen to tip over when my kids deliver them the candy and popcorn won’t spill out!
That’s it…now they are ready to be delivered tomorrow! Not sure if everyone does May Day Baskets the same but my kiddos will put them on their neighborhood friends’ doorstep, ring the doorbell and run like crazy so they don’t get caught! They may never know who it’s from! SO MUCH FUN!
Here is the version we did last year!
Everything purchased from the Dollar Store!
What I used:
- Mini Planters
- Seed Packets
- Colorful Spring Suckers
- Gummy Frogs & Gummy Worms
- Strawberry Candy
- Flower Shaped Hard Candy
- Plastic goody bags to put them in
- Ribbon & Happy May Day Tag I created to tie on the bags
So fun and SO cute!