Throw open the windows and dust off the sandals! May Day marks the end of the harsh cold winter and the beginning of warmer temps. Around the world, children celebrate by making flower crafts, picnicking with family and friends, and dancing around the Maypole. 


Need a little craft-a-liscious inspiration? These eco-crafts are as easy to make as they are easy on the planet. 


Glossy flowers. Got a stack of old magazines? Then you have just about everything you need to bring these gorgeous glossy flowers to life. These cute stems are easy to make and leave lots of room for inspired creativity.






May Day basket. Simplicity rules in these quick and easy May Day baskets. The instructions use plain brown paper to make the baskets, but any recycled paper would work just as well.  Fill with plants, flowers or happy wishes for a bountiful year.



Garden fairy cookies. These cute little garden "cookies" are easy to make and easy to share.  Package them up with instructions for planting and they make an excellent gift.







Recycled flower vase. Turn an old spaghetti sauce jar into a beautiful vase with nothing but a little paint and some happy thumbs. This is one simple craft that's sure to become a cherished keepsake.



Spring rings. These sweet delicate rings add the perfect touch of bling to your May Day celebrations. They come together easily with a a few swatches of scrap fabric, but they do involve a little bit of sewing that might be better for older kids or younger kids who are good with a needle. 



Happy Spring!

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