Can you believe it? Cinco de Mayo is just one week away! While the food tends to steal the show on May 5th – let’s face it, who doesn’t love a holiday where tacos are at the very top of the menu – there’s so much more to this holiday. Each year on Cinco de Mayo cities host parades, festivals, and other celebrations to commemorate the Mexican forces unlikely (and unexpected) win over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. There are even reenactments that go on in Puebla each year. Unfortunately kids often see the parades or participate in the festivals, but don’t know much about the holiday itself.
With Cinco de Mayo around the corner I decided that this was the perfect time to scour the internet for Cinco de Mayo crafts for kids, so they can learn more about Mexico and Cinco de Mayo. Below are just a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
Mexican Paper Flowers/Mommy Mafia
Fiesta Noisemakers/Glued to My Crafts
Paper Bag Donkeys/Mess for Less
Worry Dolls/Creativity in Motion
Mexican Sarape Poncho Craft/Learn Create Love
Poco Pinatas/Pink Pistachio
Balero Kid’s Craft/Eve of Reduction
Mariachi Band Mini Pinatas/Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!
Pinata Suncatcher/Inner Child Fun
DIY Homemade Maracas/Artsy Momma
Mexican Flag Drinking Straw/Having Fun at Home
Paper Plate Sombrero/Kid Friendly Things to Do
Ojos de Dios/Education.com
Papel Picados/Create CRAFT Love
Footprint Chili Pepper/Fun Handprint Art
Mexican Folk Art for Kids/Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Paper Sack Pinata/Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Sombero Craft with Printable/Learn Create Love
Mexican Flag Craft/Cutting Tiny Bites
Mexican Masks for Kids/Jumpstart
Cinco de Mayo Taco Craft/The Multiply-Abled Classroom
Milk Carton Pinata/Inspire Me ASAP
Cinco de Mayo Tissue Paper Craft/Blue Skies Ahead
Easy Plate Maracas Craft/Classified Mom
Painted Pinch Pots/First Palette
How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in your house? What’s your favorite Cinco de Mayo craft?