Miniature Maypole with Embroidery Floss

Project Title: Miniature Embroidery Maypole

Description: Students create a miniature maypole using embroidery floss and sticks

Author: Francesca

Grade level or Target Age Range: preschool to middle school

Historical Art Examples or References: Maypole dancing, a midsummer dance celebration of fertility

Vocabulary: Maypole, Miniature

Materials: board, glue, stick, embroidery floss

Anticipatory Set: Discussion on maypole dancing


  1. glue stick on to board
  2. glue embroidery floss of different colors on the stick

Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

  1. What is a maypole?
  2. What is a miniature?