Find out how to make Mexican Cinco De Mayo crafts to celebrate Mexico and its culture with our awesome roundup of 10 fun crafts.
Cinco de Mayo falls on May 5 every year. Get the scoop on what this festive Mexican holiday is all about and your kids excited to celebrate with these Cinco de Mayo crafts. Although I’m not of Mexican heritage, I love the bright colors and music associated with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. I believe all children will love learning about and making Mexican crafts.
What is Cinco de Mayo and why is it celebrated?
When is Cinco de Mayo in 2023?
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on Wednesday, May 5, 2023.
Is Cinco de Mayo the same as the Day of the Dead?
What colors are associated with Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco De Mayo Party Supplies
The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids
We know your kids would love any day dedicated to tacos, burritos, and guac. (Who wouldn’t?) But there’s so much more to know about why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Fifth of May. these Cinco de Mayo crafts are the perfect way to introduce the holiday to kids. Feliz Cinco de Mayo! and have fun crafting!
Make Craft of paper rosettes and Señoritas for el Cinco de Mayo
Get going on this fun craft of paper rosettes and Señoritas for el Cinco de Mayo from Denna’s Ideas.
Make Muñeca Quitapenas or Worry dolls/trouble dolls :
help ease the child’s worries or can be used to make wishes. The doll is told the worry, then placed under the child’s pillow. The doll does the worrying while the child sleeps. Make a worry doll for someone you love by going to creativity in motion for the tutorial.
Ojo De Dios or God’s Eye Craft:
from Persia Lou – Bright. Cheerful. And a beautiful reminder of God’s loving watchful eye ! They can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make them, but the basic design makes them an ideal craft for small hands.
Make a traditional Mexican sarape, or poncho Craft
Get the kids all dressed up in a traditional Mexican sarape, or poncho: with Learn Create Love’s colorful craft idea that uses just a paper bag and paints. Or use thick colored markers if you’d like the kids to be able to wear their creations right away.
Make Cinco de Mayo sombrero and maracas
With some leftover Disposable tableware/ cutlery, get your kids to make themselves a festive Cinco de Mayo sombrero and maracas for shaking around the house.
What do you wear for Cinco de Mayo? Make Frida Kahlo Inspired colorful Mexican headbands
Visit My Moppet to make your own Frida Kahlo Inspired colorful Mexican headbands
DIY Mexican guitar craft
This cute DIY Mexican guitar craft at SheKnows will make a great addition to your kids’ pretend mariachi band. Since it can be decorated to their style with colored tape and markers, this makes a great group craft if you have a bunch of kids coming over for your Cinco de Mayo gathering.
Your kiddos will have so much fun with these Cinco De Mayo Themed Playdough Mats, they won’t even realize they’re practicing fine motor skills at the same time! The set comes with ten 8.5×11 full-color & b/w, Cinco De Mayo themed Playdough Mats
Make colorful cactus cake toppers.
Tell Love and Chocolate shares how to make these colorful cactus cake toppers. The kids could make these to give to their parents as gifts or to decorate the classroom. I love this project.
Mini Mexican Doll Pinata
If you don’t want to deal with a big Piñata, these mini ones from Hideous Dreadful Stinky are a great alternative.
Papel Picado Craft
Read books on Cinco De Mayo