Tussie Mussies for May Day
Activity DesignerStephanie Sims
Traditionally May Day baskets are made, flowers are placed inside, and they are then hung on the doors of neighbors and loved ones on the morning of May Day--May 1st! Some of these are tussie mussies, and some are little boxes made from paper. A beautiful and simple craft--perfect for springtime!
How We Did It
First, we made the tussie mussies. "So let me guess... I just shape this like I'm making a party hat?" asked Maddie. Yup! Just make a cone...
...then glue it into place. You can either hold it, or, like us, use a clothespin to hold it while we made more!
We also made boxes. Maddie chose her paper (we cut a 12"x12" sheet in half), then we folded it to about 3/4 inch from the edge, to allow for a tab for gluing. The tab was folded in.
She opened the folded paper up. To mark where the bottom of the box should be, and how much she should cut for folding tabs, we drew a line with a ruler across the bottom edge of the paper.