DLTK's Crafts for Kids
May Day Basket Paper Plate Handprint Craft
Young children can make a little basket of flowers from a paper plate and handprints.
- something to colour with,
- paper plate,
- paint and paintbrush (we used brown)
- Print out two or three copies of the flower templates.
- Colour the pieces as appropriate and cut them out.
- Cut out the top half of the paper plate, leaving the rim intact.
- This will likely require a parent's assistance.
- Note: Our handprints were age 4... If you have larger hands, you might want to cut off the rim and add a bigger cardboard handle that makes the basket an oval so you have a bit more room to work with.
- paint the bottom of the paper plate including the rim. This is Tasha painting our Easter basket brown (our May Day basket was green), but the idea is the same.
- Trace the plate onto a piece of construction paper or cardboard (old cereal boxes work well).
- Cut out the piece.
- Glue or tape the piece onto the back of the painted plate. This will create a narrow 'pocket' or basket.
- Glue flowers into the basket. Some against the back of the basket and some inside the front. You can even add a couple hanging over the edge.
- You can slip little candies or messages inside the basket.
- Trace handprints onto construction paper in whatever colour you prefer.
- Glue or tape the handprints along the rim of the basket as a handprint handle.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).