Celebrating May Day

The first day of May, is observed as May Day, celebrating the beginning of Spring. A traditional way of celebrating the day is hanging small baskets of flowers, or gifts on neighbor’s door knobs. The trick is to not get caught. If caught, you get a kiss.

Try making and leaving one of the following to share with your neighbors on May 1st.

Although May Day is the May 1, Spring is worth celebrating all month!

National Children’s Craft Day

March 14, is National Children’s Craft Day. Use today to create a craft with a child, or teach a child a new craft.

Homemade Finger Paint, and Kool-Aid Playdough are crafts children of any age will love. Enjoy!

Recipe for Homemade Finger Paint:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • food coloring

Mix the flour and salt, then  add the cold water. Stir until smooth. Add this mixture gradually to the boiling water. Boil until the mixture becomes smooth and thick.  Add the food coloring until you get the desired color.

Recipe for Kool-Aid Playdough

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Mix together dry ingredients, then add oil. Pour in boiling water. Mix, well. Mix and knead with my hands. When mixture is cool enough, children can knead an begin playing immediately. Store in a plastic container with a lid, or ziplock bag. 

How will you celebrate National Children’s Craft Day?