Cinco de Mayo Crafts for Kids

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the kids in a crafty way! Through crafts, you can teach little ones the significance of the holiday while having them flex their artistic muscles.

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday full of vibrant colors and traditions. It's easy to incorporate some of it's traditional elements into unique craft ideas perfect for the tiny hands of kids. From piñatas to maracas, we found easy and creative crafts ideas you can help the kids make.  Check out these Cinco de Mayo crafts for kids we found from around the Web.


  • DIY Cinco de Mayo Ponchos

    Get the kids to help make these festive DIY Cinco de Mayo ponchos they’ll love wearing. Recycle brown paper bags by cutting them into the shape of a poncho. Then have the little ones decorate their ponchos with pom-poms, felt, stickers and other decorative items bursting with color.

  • Tissue Paper Rose Wreath

    Styrofoam Crafts shows you how to make this vibrant rose wreath out of tissue paper. Choose bright colors that match the Cinco de Mayo theme will give your front door the fiesta look it needs to welcome guests in a fun way.

  • Easy Pinatas Without Paper Mache

    One Charming Party shows you how to help kids make these easy piñatas without the mess that comes with using paper mache. See how they take two paper cone cups and turn it into a fiesta-worthy piñata.

  • Make Pinata Garlands

    Another way to DIY piñatas with a creative spin is making this Cinco de Mayo craft featured on Love and Cupcakes. Using toilet paper rolls and colorful tissue paper, make many little piñatas and string them across bakers twine for festive DIY décor the kids will love helping make.

  • Make Musical Maracas

    Macaroni Kid featured this easy Cinco de Mayo craft that will be music to their ears! Using paper or Styrofoam cups and rice or beans, the kids can easily make their own maracas.

  • Genius Way to Repurpose Easter Eggs

    Dana Made It shows how they repurpose left over Easter eggs and turn them into handmade maracas for a fun Cinco de Mayo craft idea. They use plastic spoons to make the handles and popcorn kernels to fill the Easter eggs. See their tutorial for the complete instructions.

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