The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids

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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.

Cinco de Mayo (“The Fifth of May” in Spanish) is a national holiday in Mexico which is also widely celebrated in the United States. While it historically commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, Cinco de Mayo has become an annual celebration of Mexican culture—with amazing food, music, dancing, and customs.

When is Cinco de Mayo in 2021?

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Is Cinco de Mayo the same as Day of the Dead?

No. Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a three-day holiday in which families across Mexico gather to remember deceased friends and family members
 

What colors are associated with Cinco de Mayo?

There are colors associated with Cinco de Mayo. Red, white, and green are the colors of the Mexican flag, as well as the colors worn on this day of celebration

Cinco De Mayo Party supplies

The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids

The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios 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 or 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. The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

 

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.The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

 

 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.The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

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.The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

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.The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

What do you wear for Cinco de Mayo? Make Frida Kahlo Inspired colorful Mexican headbands

Take a cue from traditional colorful Mexican dresses and incorporate bright flowing dresses with floral patterns or ruffles into your Cinco de Mayo ensemble. If you don’t have a colorful outfit to wear, a few accessories can help brighten up a subdued look to make it more festive

Visit My Moppet to make your own Frida Kahlo Inspired colorful Mexican headbandsThe Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

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. The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

 

Cinco de Mayo Chilli Craft for Kids:

Footprint Chili Pepper by Amanda is bound to keep the kids asking for more footprint crafts! Even babies can get in on the festive fun with this easy-to-make keepsake art.  Cinco De Mayo Crafts, Mexican Crafts

 

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.

The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

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.The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

Papel Picado Coaster Craft

Get your Beverage to feel fancy with these colorful coasters with Style Me PrettyThe Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

Read books on Cinco De Mayo

 

Celebrating cultural holidays can be a great way to introduce your little ones to different parts of the world. Which craft from the list above are you thinking of creating with your kiddos? Do let us know!
The Best 11 Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids - Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today and need crafts for kids? Enjoy our selection to celebrate this fiesta with fanfare - Maracas, coasters, Mexican dolls, pinata, sombrero, Señoritas , Frida Kahlo Inspired colourful Mexican headbands, Footprint chillies, ponchos and Ojo De Dios

 

 

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