Materials Wish List

Below is a list of materials needed for MayDay. Please check back often! We will be adding items as they come up during this year's MayDay build. You can bring donations to the Avalon Theatre during any workshop time starting April 7, 2018 - Saturdays 9-11am and 1-3pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9pm. It's a great way to recycle and help build MayDay - thanks!

Questions? Contact Site Director, Steve Ackerman at

Check in here for updates throughout April for the MayDay 2018 build!


  • Cereal and pizza boxes
  • Non-corrugated cardboard
  • Wire
  • Reemay garden fabric (doesn't have to be new)
  • Spray bottles
  • Frozen pizza rounds (the cardboard that the pizza sits on)
  • Shocking orange paint
  • Shocking orange paint
  • Grass green paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Thread and straight pins
  • Long green gloves
  • Yellow feathers or yellow feather boas
  • 2x4
  • Hex tubing
  • Plywood 
  • Conduit
  • Bubble machine
  • Flexible clear plastic tubing
  • Pool noodles
  • Paper cups
  • 2 wheeler
  • Slide
  • Metallic fabrics
  • Thick black fabric
  • Fishing line
  • Non toxic glitter and face paint 
  • Spray bottles
  • Dark chocolate 🙂
  • Bamboo or other lightweight poles, 8-10 feet
  • 1x2s or 2x2s
  • I pair of waders (they will not be cut up! They can be returned)


  • Socket sets
  • Drill bits in good condition
  • Utility knives (preferably retractable)
  • T-50 or P-35 staplers (only these types!)
  • Scissors (children and adults)
  • Needlenose pliers


Minimum 4 feet long; as knot-free, nail-free, and straight as possible.

  • 1x2s, 1x4s, 2x4s, plywood (4’×4′ minimum, 1/2″ thick or thicker)
  • Bamboo
  • Plywood, 1/2″ thick or thicker, 4’x4′ minimum square


  • Newspaper, brown paper bags, colored paper
  • Cardboard: minimum 3×3 ft., single or double ply


  • All paint colors needed, but looking for a lot of yellow. Please, minimum of 1 qt in can.
  • Paint brushes (wood chip brushes are nice! no foam brushes, please)


  • Wood and white glue
  • Masking tape – 3/4″, 1″, 2″
  • Duct tape
  • Strapping tape


  • Clothes hangers


  • Minimum size of 4’x4′ please, always looking for larger pieces. Solid, bright colors; lightweight big pieces (no patterns)
  • Bright colors; red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange, white, brown, and lots of black
  • Yarn – of any kind, color, or length


  • Clear 1/2 pint containers with covers
  • 1/2 pint yogurt containers with covers
  • Large plastic sheeting