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Posted on: May 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Resources, Activities, & Boredom Busters!

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Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department will be posting an on-going resource list for families to enjoy. This list will include activities, games, virtual tours, baking ideas, on-line video gaming etc. It will be available on our website as well as Facebook. Here are a few links to check out if you are looking for something to do today!

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For added fun, make sure to check back regularly for our Boredom Busters series; creating a little community unity as we distract from distancing. 

April 27 to May 3 - It’s May Day Week!

Hey Mansfield Community, May Day and the international tradition of celebrating spring is right around the corner.  So, how about turning a small corner outside your home into a  small display of unity and togetherness!  While we May not be able to dance around the maypole with neighbors and friends we welcome you to  decorate a mailbox/mailbox area between April 27-May 3 with anything spring OR decorating your front door/door area.  Plant some flowers around your mail box or doorway, add spring decorations or a sign of togetherness. Need some inspiration? Check out the links at the bottom of this page for ideas and DIY tutorials (if you’re feeling crafty).

Share Your Spirit Contest!

Too add a little fun and community unity, send us a photo of your decorated mail box or front door area along with your street address (optional).  We will post it to our social media sites.  You can also post your photo to the Mansfield Community Center Facebook yourself if you prefer! Families and individuals can drive around Mansfield seeking out shared displays until May 10.  The individual or family who finds the most decorated sites (honor system applies) while traveling around town wins free guest passes at the Mansfield Community Center. Already a member?  Share them with friends, even better! 

Please note: by submitting photos, you agree to let Mansfield Parks and Recreation use your photos in the future.


Looking forward to the next Boredom Buster? Watch for clues of what’s coming next!


Check out the links below for some May Day decorating inspiration!

 Whether you’re going the store-bought route, or want to try some “DIY”, these links are sure to inspire:

Some wreath ideas (we’re loving the cupcake liner one!):

https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g3096/diy-spring-wreaths/https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g3096/diy-spring-wreaths/

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/diy-spring-wreaths-4126519https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/diy-spring-wreaths-4126519

https://www.hgtv.com/design/design-blog/design/easy-spring-door-decorationshttps://www.hgtv.com/design/design-blog/design/easy-spring-door-decorations


DIY Wreath Bases:

https://snovej.com/archives/tutorial-newspaper-wreath-basehttps://snovej.com/archives/tutorial-newspaper-wreath-base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiTXVI-dxvUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiTXVI-dxvU

https://www.guidepatterns.com/diys-and-ideas-on-making-a-twig-wreath.phphttps://www.guidepatterns.com/diys-and-ideas-on-making-a-twig-wreath.php


DIY Giant Bow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJjw5kMr9X8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJjw5kMr9X8


A video with 100 mailbox decoration ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCkkaI62XqA


Small Space Spring Garden Plans:

https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plans/seasonal/small-space-spring-garden-plan/


Into rock painting? Incorporate some rocks:

https://homebnc.com/best-diy-garden-projects-with-rocks-ideas/


There’s so many ways to decorate to celebrate May Day! Maybe you have a fence to decorate? How about wrapping your mailbox like a maypole? Maybe your favorite sign of spring could be your theme (flowers, birds, butterflies, frogs…) The possibilities are endless! We’re excited to see your design! Don’t forget to share with us by posting to the Mansfield Community Center Facebook, or emailing your photo in!

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