Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day





Any recipient of this May Day flower basket will count themselves a lucky duck.
CRAFT MATERIALS:
Construction paper
Stapler
Tape or glue
Craft feathers
Pom-poms
Googly eyes
Time needed: Under 1 Hour
1. Hold a sheet of yellow construction paper with the shorter ends at the top and bottom. Starting at the lower right-hand corner, roll the sheet into a cone and tape or staple the overlap. Trim the top to create a rounded head on the front side. 2. Cut out scallop-shaped wings, a broad breast feather, and webbed feet from construction paper. Glue or tape the pieces in place. 3. Glue small colored tail feathers to the tip of the cone and googly eyes to the head. Finally, cut out a bill from a small folded piece of orange paper using the fold for the top edge. Attach the bottom flap to the cone, then glue a pair of mini pom-poms to the top. 4. For a hanger, make holes in opposite sides of the cone a half inch from the top. Thread a length of ribbon through the holes from inside the cone and tie each end into an overhand knot.








Bee Bouquet

Create a buzz this May Day with easy-to-make flower baskets.
CRAFT MATERIALS:
Construction paper
Stapler
Pipe cleaner
Torn strips of yellow paper
Tape or glue
Pom-poms
Googly eyes
Time needed: Under 1 Hour
1. Hold a sheet of black construction paper with the shorter ends at the top and bottom. Starting at the lower right-hand corner, roll the sheet into a cone and tape or staple the overlap. Trim the top to create a rounded head on the front side. 2. Form antennae by folding a pipe cleaner in half, stapling the bend to the back side of the head, then curl each tip around a small black pom-pom. 3. Create stripes by wrapping torn strips of yellow paper around the cone and gluing them in place. Tape or glue on paper wings and a heart-shaped paper face complete with a drawn mouth and glued-on pom-pom eyeballs topped with googly-eye pupils. 4. For a hanger, make holes in opposite sides of the cone a half inch from the top. Thread a length of ribbon through the holes from inside the cone and tie each end into an overhand knot.

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