Craft Supplies for May

May 1—Mother Goose Day / Children’s Book Week

Create a Soft Book, Cover and Page 1

  • Printable Bear Template
  • 1 Sheet of felted wool, any color
  • Brown, tan, and light tan felt
  • Adhesive felt or foam letters
  • Embroidery thread, any color
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Needle 

May 2—Brothers and Sisters Day

Create a Soft Book, Page 2: Peek-a-boo Heart

  • Add page 2 to your soft book with this Peek-a-boo Heart!
  • Printable heart and blanket template
  • Adhesive letters or fabric paint
  • Blue, pink, and purple felt – or colors of your choice
  • Fabric glue

May 3—Paranormal Day

Create a soft book, Page 3—Ghost

Printable Ghost Template, available here and on the blog post

  • White fleece or felt
  • Black fleece or felt
  • Adhesive felt or foam letters
  • Fabric glue

May 4—International Firefighters Day

Create a Soft Book, Page 4—Fire Truck

  • Printable Fire Truck Template, available here and on the blog post
  • Red, yellow, black, white, and blue felt or fleece
  • Adhesive felt or foam letters
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors

May 5—Cinco de Mayo

Create a Soft Book, Page 5—Parrot

  • Printable Parrot Template, available here and on the blog post
  • Yellow, green, orange, white, and black or brown felt, fleece, or foam
  • Adhesive felt or foam letters
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors

May 6—International Space Day

Create a Soft Book, Page 6—Rocket

  • Printable Rocket Template, available here and on the blog post
  • Adhesive felt or foam letters
  • Tin foil
  • Felt, fleece, or foam in various colors of your choice (I used aqua, white, yellow, and purple)
  • Scissors
  • Strong glue or fabric glue 

May 7—National Train Day

All Aboard Maze

  • Printable All Aboard Maze!, available here and on the blog post 

May 8—Mother’s Day

Make a Mother’s Day Hug Card

  • Paper plate
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Black, orange, and red markers

May 9—Gardening for Wildlife Month Activity

Painted Bottle Vase

  • Painted Bottle Vase
  • Plastic or glass bottle
  • Multi-surface craft paint in your favorite color
  • Paint brush
  • Wax paper

May 10—Gardening for Wildlife Month Activity

Spoon Flowers

  • Printable Flower Petal Template
  • 3 – 4 plastic ice-cream spoons, these are available in different colors at party supply stores or you can paint them the color you’d like
  • Multi-purpose paint in colors of your choice, if you are painting the spoons
  • Heavy craft paper in your favorite flower colors
  • Green ribbon
  • Glue gun or strong glue
  • Scissors
  • Beans, sand, pebbles, or glass or plastic beads to fill the vase

May 11—Gardening for Wildlife Activity

Creative Cattails

  • 6-inch by 5/8-inch craft stick
  • 3/16–inch by 12-inch dowel
  • Chunky brown yarn,
  • Green origami paper, 8-inch square
  • Green craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue gun

May 12—Gardening for Wildlife Activity

Who’s Hiding in the Garden? Dot-to-Dot Puzzles

May 13—Gardening for Wildlife Activity

Guess the Garden Differences

May 14—International Astronomy Day Activity

Make a Room Observatory

  • Adhesive glow-in-the-dark stars, planets, rocketships

May 15—International Day of Families

Make Your Own Recipe Box

  • A small box with a hinged lid or separate lid—a Twinings Tea Box works well as does a small wooden box available from craft stores
  • Washi tape or paint
  • Paint brush

May 16—National Biographer’s Day

Recipe Box Label and Recipe Cards

May 17—World Baking Day Activity

Festive Vanilla Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour 
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Egg whites
  • Greek yogurt (or plain; or regular yogurt; or even sour cream)
  • Vanilla almond milk (or cow’s milk; or soy milk; or plain almond milk)
  • Pure vanilla extract seeds scraped from 1/2 split vanilla bean

 Vanilla Bean Frosting Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Vanilla extract seeds scraped from 1/2 split vanilla bean1
  • Salt

May 18—International Museum Day Activity

Peanut Butter – M & M Cookies

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg,
  • Egg yolk
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • M & Ms
  • Chocolate chips (for extra chocolate)

May 19—Photography Month

May 20—Bike to Work Day

May 21—Get Caught Reading Month

Reading is Magic! Wand

  • Wooden dowel
  • Wooden ball with a hole
  • Paint in your favorite colors
  • Ribbon, jewels, or other material to decorate your wand
  • Glue gun or strong glue
  • Paintbrush

May 22—National Maritime Day

Follow the Shells Game

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Green tissue paper in different hues
  • Green construction or craft paper
  • A bead, bean or marble
  • Glue
  • Scissors

May 24—Brothers Day

Day-Glow Match Up

May 25—Photography Month

Fantastic Frame!

  • Cardboard or bare wood frame, available at craft stores
  • Stickers
  • Buttons
  • Jewels
  • Beads
  • Glue
  • Paint in your favorite color
  • Paint brush

May 26—Mystery Day

What Goes Missing in the Dark game

  • 5 – 12 small objects to first display and then remove

May 27—National Family Month

We Are All Family Word Search

May 28—Get Caught Reading Month Title

May 29—Learn about Composting Day

Creative Composting Word Search

May 30—Memorial Day

May 31—Web Designer Day