DLTK's Crafts for Kids
May Day Basket Paper Plate Handprint Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
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
- You can slip little candies or messages inside the basket.
- Trace handprints onto construction paper in whatever colour you
- 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).
Printable version of these instructions