Cinco de Mayo Arts & Crafts Ideas
middle section from a clear 2-liter pop bottle (could
use smaller ones, if desired).
Punch 3 holes at top
and add string to make a hanger. Cut strips of
tablecloths to use for streamers
hanging down from windsock. Staple on. If you are
to use them indoors, you can add stickers for
decoration. For this occasion, either use plastic
tablecloths in the colors of the Mexican flag....or just
use bright colors, the brighter the better.
circle from tan construction paper for taco shell. Wad
up little pieces of brown tissue paper
for pieces of
hamburger. Use thin strips of green paper for
lettuce. Red paper wedges make
the tomatoes and strips
of yellow make the cheese. Other things such as peppers
be added if desired, using the proper colored
paper. Glue all pieces onto the paper taco.
half. Staple to hold shut. Glue taco onto a paper
two paper or plastic drinking cups together after adding
rice or beans to inside.
Use plenty of tape. Color
with markers. Shake these to Mexican hat dance music.
child decorate half of a paper towel tube with crayons
Attach a piece of waxed paper or
colored wrap to one end of the tube with a rubber
band. Place a handful of dried beans inside the tube.
Attach a piece of waxed
paper or colored plastic wrap on
the other end of the tube with a rubber band.
Give the children bowls of red, blue and yellow finger paint,
and sheets of white construction
paper. Allow the children to mix the different colors of paint on their
papers and talk about what
they created. Talk about primary and secondary colors.
mache' around a balloon is a simple one. Another
simple one is a brown grocery bag filled and tied
shut. Have the children decorate the outside with tissue paper,
streamers, crepe paper, etc. (I don't tell
children what's inside so they are really surprised when I
tell them we are going to use it as a pinata.)
brown lunch bags for each child. Either cut strips of
crepe paper or use the rolls of crepe paper streamers.
slits along one edge, making it like fringe. Glue strips
onto the paper bag, starting at the bottom of the
overlapping each strip over the previous one. Fill bag
with popped corn, candy, small toys, etc.
Tie at the top
and hang. Be sure to use lots of bright colored crepe
paper, the more...the better.
a shaker, securely tape a piece of waxed paper over one
end of a toilet paper tube.
You can also use strong color
paper, construction paper or even wall paper. The brighter
more colorful it is the children will enjoy making
this. Place a hand full of dried beans inside the
then cover the other end with another piece of paper that
you used for the other side,
securely tape. Glue colorful
squares of tissue paper, stickers, or even let them use
crayons or paint the outside to have it look very
festive looking. Then add strips of colorful
to make streamers to one end. Glue or tape them on to the
They will enjoy dancing at your celebration with
their new shakers.
Stack 3 - 5
different colors and sizes of tissue paper circles on top
of each other with the smallest on top.
holes side by side in the center of the stack of tissue
paper. Bend a pipe cleaner in half.
each end in a different hole. Make the ends of the
pipe cleaner even.
Then twist the ends together to
make a stem. Arrange the tissue paper petals as
children decorate a piece of construction paper with
crayons or markers.
Fold the construction paper in
half lengthwise. Make cuts at the beginning of the
and leaving a 1" border around all edges except on
the fold. Unfold the paper and roll it
side out) into a cylinder. Tape the sides together.
Punch holes in opposite
sides of the lantern's top and
string with yarn for hanging. Punch four equally
holes around the bottom of the lantern. Place
a bead on a piece of yarn and tie a knot
under it. Repeat with three other beads. Tie one beaded piece
of yarn through each hole.
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