Beltane is a Pagan Sabbat that celebrates life. This post covers Beltane Crafts and activities that you can do solo or with your family. If you’d like to know more about Beltane click here.
Traditional Beltane Crafts and Activities
Traditional Beltane crafts include weaving, plaiting and baking. Foods that feature a large amount of dairy are great options for Beltane offerings and feasts. You’ll want to make (and eat) some custards, Cheesecakes, Oatmeal Cakes….. all the yummy things!
Beltane Maypole Dance
The Maypole Dance is one of Beltane’s oldest traditions. If you’ve the means and the space to put a pole up and dance around it with your family then go for it! If not then making plaited bracelets from coloured ribbon is a great alternative. You’ll just need some lengths of ribbon in red, green, white and silver and some patience.
Making a Faery Garden
The veil between worlds is said to be thin at Beltane, which enables the Fae to come and visit. What better way to encourage them to visit your kids then to make a Faery Garden! I’ve not made one of these myself yet but I’ve found a great tutorial on Garden Sparkle that you could follow.
Daisy chains can be made with any type of flower but one with a study stem would work best. The only materials you’ll need are the flowers and a sewing needle. Use the sewing needle to create an incision in the stem of one flower and then thread the steam of another flower through the hole. Continue this process until you’ve completed your chain. Provided your child has a steady hand they’d be able to participate in this activity from around 5-6 years of age.
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