Cinco de Mayo Craft Ideas
A Mexican holiday that is observed in the US as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. This page contains Cinco de Mayo craft ideas
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These cute, inexpensive sombreros may great centerpieces for Cinco de Mayo (May 5) or any Mexican themed party. They are very quick and easy to make.
Approximate Time: Less than 30 minutes
- paper plate
- Styrofoam cup
- tan or yellow acrylic paint
- brown acrylic paint
- red acrylic paint
- paint brush
- multi-colored pom poms
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paint paper plate and Styrofoam cup with tan or yellow acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
- Paint rim of cup with brown acrylic paint. Once the cup is inverted, this will be the hat band.
- Paint the outer edge of the plate rim with red acrylic paint. Let dry completely.
- Hot glue the cup to the center of the plate to form your sombrero.
- Glue the pom-poms, evenly spaced, around edge of the plate. Alternate colors as you glue each one in place.
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro NC
Having a Cinco de Mayo party? If people are bringing kids, be sure to have something to do. Plan a craft like making maracas from empty water bottles. Add a few dried beans or some rice to empty, dry bottle, cap them and cover with a thin layer of paper mache' which will dry quickly in the sun, or even a layer of duct or masking tape. (Kids love tape!) Then decorate as desired with Sharpie markers, stickers, beads, feathers, fringes, ribbons, or whatever. Let kids perform to a Mexican tune in a maraca band later in the evening.
By Linda from Vista, CA