On May Day I saw Lou from The Little Green Shed's lovely post on May Day Posies, a tradition I'd never come across before and absolutely loved as soon as I saw it! In simple the idea is that you leave a little bunch of flowers on the doors of your friends' houses as a little celebration of the warm weather coming. May Day itself was a Thursday this week and I was working and it was a horrible rainy day so I decided if the weather was better at the weekend Elfie and I would invent our own May Day as the first sunny day of May!
To make sure Elfie was fully involved from the beginning I took Elfie to the flower market in Lewisham and let her choose flowers for the bouquets.
10 Steps to Make May Day Floral Baskets with Children:
- If possible go flower shopping with your child to include them from the beginning.
- With your child decorate a large sheet of paper (we used brown parcel paper) - we draw around flowers.
- Cut the paper up into roughly A4 sizes.
- Roll into cones and secure with washi tape (or any tape).
- Cut off the top to make flat (see pictures)
- Place a piece of masking tape on the back (on the inside) and hole punch that area (the tape is to make it stronger). You can also add a little note here to your friend.
- String some twine through the hole (you will use this to tie to your friends' doors)
- Trim the flowers and remove leaves and place in piles of set flowers.
- Make your posies and wrap bottom in foil to keep together.
- Place in paper cones and deliver to your friends doors with your child!