Cinco De Mayo Projects

Cinco de Mayo, which is celebrated every year on May 5th, commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Today, it’s a festive holiday that celebrates Mexican culture and heritage, and there are many craft projects that can help you get in the spirit. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a fun way to celebrate, here are some Cinco de Mayo craft projects to try:

Piñatas: Piñatas are a popular tradition for Cinco de Mayo parties, and making your own piñata can be a fun and creative activity. You can use balloons, paper mache, tissue paper, and other materials to create a piñata in the shape of a sombrero, a chili pepper, or any other festive design.

Papel Picado: Papel picado is a traditional Mexican craft that involves cutting designs into paper banners. You can make your own papel picado banners by cutting out intricate designs and patterns, then stringing them together to create a colorful decoration.

Maracas: Maracas are a classic musical instrument that are often played during Cinco de Mayo celebrations. You can make your own maracas by filling plastic Easter eggs with beans or rice, then decorating them with colorful tape or paint.

Mexican Folk Art: Mexican folk art is known for its bright colors, intricate designs, and whimsical characters. You can create your own Mexican folk art by painting wooden animals, creating paper mache sculptures, or decorating terra cotta pots with colorful patterns.

Fiesta Flowers: Cinco de Mayo is all about color and festivity, and creating your own fiesta flowers is a great way to add some fun and flair to your decor. You can use tissue paper, crepe paper, or even coffee filters to create bright and beautiful flowers that can be used as centerpieces or decorations.

These are just a few ideas for Cinco de Mayo craft projects. With a little creativity and imagination, there are countless ways to celebrate this festive holiday with your family and friends.

Example Projects

3 Cinco De Mayo Crafts

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You’re going to love these Cinco De Mayo Crafts!

DIY: How to Make a Sombrero Hat Out of Paper (Super Easy) – Cinco De Mayo Crafts

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How to easily make a homemade sombrero out of paper. Super easy and cute looking. Great for Cinco de Mayo! This fun craft is perfect for all ages. It can even be used for decoration.

Mexican Paper Flowers – Kids Craft for Cinco De Mayo

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If you’re looking for a bright and colorful kids’ craft for Cinco De Mayo (or any other day), I’ve got just the thing! These Mexican Paper Flowers are fun and easy to make. Use them to decorate for any occasion…they’ll add pops of color to any room!

DIY Cinco de Mayo Crafts for Kids

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DIY Cinco de Mayo crafts with the kids. The crafts we’ll be making in today’s video include mini sombrero hats for kids, flowers, and other decorations.


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This video shows how you can make 6 decorations for parties that are super colorful, for “Cinco de Mayo”, parties with a Mexican theme or parties with cactus decorations. They are projects that come out super cheap and are too easy, fast and fun to do!

EASY CRAFT- Cinco De Mayo Mexican Hat!

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Art Materials: -Paper cup -Paper Plate -Glue Gun/ Glue Sticks -Acrylic Paint: Green, Yellow, Red, Brown, and Black -Acrylic Paint Brush -Water Bucket -Pom Poms (Optional)

Kids Cinco de Mayo Activity

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Do you know why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo? What happened in Mexico on that date?

In this video, Mexican artist Felipe Galindo, “Feggo,” will explain the history of Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and why we celebrate it in the United States. He will also show you how to create your very own Talavera de Puebla plate! Don’t forget to bring cardboard plates, a ruler, markers, colored pencils, an eraser, or watercolors (optional) to make a fun craft and celebrate this special day together!

Paper Cacti Decorations for Cinco De Mayo

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How to make these cute cactus paper rolls to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. it’s so easy and fun to make!

Cinco De Mayo Beaded Necklaces

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Ring in Cinco De Mayo With These Lovely Mardi Gras-Style Beads

Kim Lazaroe

Hi, my name is Kim. I've always enjoyed making crafts for each holiday and season throughout the year. My fond memories are making crafts with my mom or helping my dad build something around the house. Now I get to create new crafting memories with my daughter and husband as well as share my knowledge and experience in crafting with the world. Hope you enjoy my site.

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