37 May Crafts for Kids (Cinco de Mayo, Spring, and More!)

Here you’ll find the best May activities and crafts all in one place! With 30+ May crafts for kids, we’ve got ideas for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, spring celebrations, Cinco de Mayo and more!

30+ Kids Crafts for May

Holidays in May

The month of May has tons of things to celebrate! From May Day to the Memorial Day weekend, there’s Cinco de Mayo, May the 4th, and the coming of spring to many parts of the country. Here are some of the bigger celebrations observed in the United States.

  • The Whole Month: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
  • May 1st: May Day
  • May 4th: Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth (Force) Be With You”)
  • May 5th: Cinco de Mayo
  • Second Sunday in May: Mother’s Day
  • Last Weekend in May: Memorial Day

What’s in this roundup?

We’ve gathered up a bunch of fun May crafts for kids of all ages, perfect for celebrating the various holidays this month. From making colorful May Day flower crowns to crafting patriotic decorations for Memorial Day, we’ve got enough May craft ideas for you to find something here for every skill level, age, and major holiday.

To make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for in this long list of fantastic crafts, we’ve included a table of contents. So whether you’re into making Cinco de Mayo maracas or getting creative for Mother’s Day, just scroll through and click on anything that catches your eye. Happy crafting!

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Crafts

These crafts are a great way to celebrate the vibrant cultures and diverse heritage of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities! From intricate Koinoburi kites to colorful Tapa cloth creations, these projects offer your kiddos a hands-on opportunity to explore and honor the traditions, arts, and stories of AAPI cultures while having so much fun!

Paper Plate Hand Fan (China)

by The Pinterested Parent

These paper plate crafts look just like a traditional Chinese hand fan! Decorate with red and gold designs to bring good luck.

Mini Koinobori | Homan at Home

Mini Koinobori Kite (Japan)

by Homan at Home

Make your own version of the popular Japanese koinobori (carp) kites from toilet paper tubes and construction paper!

Indian Textile Painting (India)

by The Crafty Classroom

Use scrap fabric and paint to mimic the beautiful brightness of iconic textiles from India. 

Cupcake Liner Lei (Hawaii)

by Create Craft Love

Bring the spirit of Aloha home with these simple, yet beautiful homemade leis!

How to Make Tapa Cloth (Tonga, Many Pacific Islands)

by San Diego Family

Use brown paper bags to learn about the tradition of making and decorating traditional Pacific island tapa cloth. 

Spring Crafts

As the world bursts into bloom and the days grow longer, let’s spring with these cute spring crafts for kids! From a scavenger hunt that gets little kids outside to whimsical buzzy bee crafts, these projects are bursting with color and excitement!

Spring-Themed Lacing Cards for Kids

by Seam Whisperer

Work on fine motor skills while celebrating the beauty of spring with these printable lacing cards!

Frog Paper Plate Maze | Homan at Home

Paper Plate Frog Maze

by Homan at Home

Get the fly in the frog’s mouth! Your little ones will enjoy creating the maze from paper plates and straws, then trying to beat the game. 

Spring Scavenger Hunt

by Crafts by Amanda

Get your kids out moving and observing with this simple printable activity!

Symmetry Butterfly Painting

by Simply Full of Delight

Learn about symmetry while painting a beautiful butterfly in this super easy craft perfect for younger kids.

Easy Paper Songbirds

by Homan at Home

These simple quilled songbirds are easy enough for small kids, and elegant enough to be a fun craft for older kids.

Handprint Bee Craft

by Simple Everyday Mom

Young children will enjoy creating a friendly bee from their handprint!

May Day Crafts

On the first day of May, you can celebrate May Day with these great ideas! With a focus on flowers and kindness, these simple crafts offer children a fun and festive way to embrace the season of renewal and joy.

Pressed Flower Bookmarks

by Fox Farm Home

These beautiful bookmarks are a fantastic way to celebrate May Day using natural materials. Make them, then gift them to friends or family!

Spring Paper Flowers | Homan at Home

How to Make 3 Paper Flowers

by Homan at Home

These three simple designs are made from construction paper and are easy enough for little ones!

Pipe Cleaner Flowers

by Two Kids and a Coupon

Using only pipe cleaners, your kids can make beautiful flowers to keep or to gift. 

Paper Plate Flower Garden Wreath

by The Purple Yarn

Bring the beauty of May Day to your front door with this simple craft made with a free printable.

DIY Pressed Flower Pinch Pots

by Fox Farm Home

A little clay and a lot of imagination makes a fun keepsake craft perfect for older children.

Flower Kindness Craft

by Coffee and Carpool

Lead your kids in a craft that’s a fun way to spread joy while celebrating the beauty of springtime.

May the 4th Crafts

Join the galactic celebration with these out-of-this-world May the 4th crafts that are perfect for young Jedis-in-training! From Vader bookmarks to adorable Yoda puppets, these great ideas will ignite the imagination and transport young kids to a galaxy far, far away as they honor the epic Star Wars saga.

Chewbacca Paper Bag Puppet

by Simple Everyday Mom

This super simple paper bag puppet uses a free printable from Simple Everyday Mom to create everyone’s favorite Wookie!

Star Wars Bead Bracelets

by One Mama’s Daily Drama

The Force will always be with you with these gorgeous Star Wars-themed bead bracelets. 

Darth Vader Origami Bookmarks

by Red Ted Art

Give in to the dark side with this simple origami bookmark Darth Vader.

Yoda Puppet Star Wards Craft

by In the Playroom

Make this craft you must. Free printable there is. 

Cinco de Mayo Crafts

Get ready to fiesta with these colorful Cinco de Mayo crafts that capture the spirit and joy of Mexican culture! From making papel picado banners to crafting clay sombreros, these are the best ideas for offering children a festive and hands-on way to celebrate this important cultural holiday.

DIY Egg Maracas

by Red Ted Art

Make easy maracas from easter eggs and dried beans. Your kids will have a great time beating out a rhythm!

Easy Clay Sombreros

by Creatively Beth

These adorable sombreros are the perfect way to decorate for Cinco de Mayo. 

3D Paper Cactus Craft

by In the Playroom

Use this cute printable to create a 3D paper cactus perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Papel Picado

by Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Make a beginner’s version of the intricate and traditional papel picado from tissue paper and scissors!

Mother’s Day Crafts

Show Mom some love and appreciation with these heartfelt Mother’s Day crafts that are sure to warm her heart! From personalized beaded bracelets to handmade flower bouquets, these projects offer children an easy peasy to express their gratitude and celebrate the special bond between mother and child.

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Mothers Day Cootie Catcher

by Homan at Home

Spend some quality time with mom as you play this cute little game. There’s a free printable, and detailed instructions.

Mother’s Day Tape Resist Painting Project

by Mama of Minis

There are multiple different ways this simple paint resist project can go, and all of them are adorable!

Dancing Mother’s Day Flower Craft

by The Soccer Mom Blog

Make this cute flower “dance” using wood popsicle sticks. This craft has a free printable template to help you make a perfect flower!

Mother's Day Beaded Bracelets | Homan at Home

Mother’s Day Beaded Bracelets

by Homan at Home

Channel your inner Swiftie and make Mom a gorgeous beaded bracelet she can be proud of!

Mother’s Day Questionnaire

by Fox Farm Home

This simple questionnaire can help build your relationship with mom (or grandma!). It’s lots of fun to discover a little bit about them!

Heart Bouquet

by Rediscovered Families

Why not switch it up and give mom a bouquet full of hearts? This cute craft is an easy way to switch up your Mother’s Day.

Gumdrop Cookie Flowers | Homan at Home

Gumdrop Cookie Flower Bouquet

by Homan at Home

Another bouquet option, this time for the mom who likes a sweet treat. These easy gumdrop cookie flowers are perfect for very little kids and older children as well.

Memorial Day Crafts

Honor the brave men and women who have served their country with these patriotic Memorial Day crafts for kids! From crafting American flag-inspired lanterns to making poppy flower pins, these easy crafts provide children with an opportunity to learn about and commemorate the sacrifices of our military heroes.

Pictures and Cards for Soldiers

by Operation Support Our Troops — America

Support our current military members by drawing or coloring a picture. OSOT-A places these in care packages for service members both at home and aboard. 

Flag Door Hanger | Homan at Home

Flag Door Hanger Craft

by Homan at Home

Celebrate the red, white, and blue with this easy door hanger craft. 

American Flag Lantern Craft

by Red Ted Art

These cute printable lanterns turn a piece of paper into a beautiful reminder. 

Easy Preschool Handprint Flag Craft

by Simply Full of Delight

The perfect addition to your Memorial Day decor, this simple handprint craft is cute and practical!

4th of July Spinners | Homan at Home

DIY Patriotic Spinner Toys

by Homan at Home

Make easy old-fashioned spinner toys using cardboard, yarn, and markers or acrylic paint.

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