Here’s a branch of snowy May,
A branch the fairies gave me,
Would you like to dance today,
With a branch the fairies gave me,
Dance away, dance away,
Holding high the branch of May!
May Day is a traditional festival celebrated across the globe. We welcome spring and honor the changing of seasons from darkness to light with dancing, singing and stories. Children in floral crowns dance around the May pole, wrapping ribbons around with each circle they make.
Today on the Moon Child Blog, Sunny from North Woods Folk on Instagram is helping us celebrate May Day and spring with a beautiful butteryfly wand, perfect for waving around as you dance and sing.
Gather Your Materials
- Hot glue
- Wool Felt sheets
- Colored ribbon or string
Wooden dowels or sticks
- Printed butterfly template
- Needle felting materials
- Embroidery floss
Assemble Your Wand
Start by printing the butterfly template, or draw your own butterfly on a sheet of paper, and cut out your butteryfly shape. Trace two matching butterflies on a sheet of colorful wool felt and cut them out.
Hot glue dowel or stick in the middle of one butterfly shape. Cut ribbons or string to be approximately 18 inches long (or desired length.) Attach with hot glue onto dowel on top of the butterfly shape.
At this point, you can decorate the top butterfly piece if you wish. You can cut out and glue colored felt pieces, needle felt or stitch on the desired pattern. Hot glue second butterfly cutout on top of the ribbons and stick, carefully lining it up with the other. Trim away any excess felt around edges. Use colorful embroidery floss to do a blanket stitch around the edge to finish.
Wamrest thanks to our friend Sunny who is a wonderfully creative and artistic Waldorf parent. Follow her on Instagram for more inspiration.