May Day Projects
Celebrating May Day With Crafts
Find several fun and creative ways you can celebrate May Day this year.
In France, cows play an important role in May Day. The cows are led in parades with many flowers attached to their tails. The people watching the parade try to touch the cows; it is believed to be good luck.
On May 1st, people in Hawaii celebrate their own version of May Day; they call it Lei Day. People give Hawaiian leis to each other. They put them around each other's necks and sometimes give a traditional kiss.
Surprise your neighbor with a special, home made May day basket and make many other May Day crafts.
May Day Cone Basket
Directions on how to make a cone-shaped May Day basket.
May Day Cone Basket Craft
Follow these directions and learn how to make a cone-shaped May Day basket you can hang on a neighbor's door knob.
Mini May Day Basket
Instructions for making a tiny May day basket out of a toilet tissue roll.
Tabletop May Pole
Instructions for making a May Day pole out of an empty paper towel roll.
In London, May Day is celebrated with the children going from house to house. They bring flowers and get pennies in return. The pennies are then thrown into a wishing well. The pennies are then donated to charity.