Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Crafts

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. We've been doing a few crafts around here that fit the fiesta theme, and they are fun and easy for kids. 

Dana from Made featured these maracas made from plastic eggs and spoons a week or so ago, and as soon as I saw them I couldn't wait to try. Especially since a while ago I picked up some fun colors of duct tape at Office Depot. 

I was thrilled to find they have a $1 and clearance section there now, which is where I picked up the pretty tape. I have been waiting for just the right project, and this was it.

First we made some manly, batman colored ones for Thing One. 

When Thing Two woke up from his nap and discovered we had made something fun and noisy, and he did not want to give it back. So I made another set for him. And I made them pink, because I wanted to and because he's a baby and babies don't care what color anything is. : )

Our local museum does a craft time for kids a few times a week. Before Thing Two was born, Thing One and I went quite often, but it's a lot hard now. This week he went with his Nana and they did these fun projects: A noise maker made out of a t.p. roll, construction paper, rice, and two dixie cups glued to the ends,

and a paper bag piƱata. Made from a paper bag with glued on fringed tissue paper and streamers; easy to fill with whatever kind of treats you'd like.

I've been working with Thing One on learning some Spanish songs (after all, I was a kindergarten Spanish teacher before I landed this Mom gig), so it seems appropriate that we should have a little fiesta this year. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. What fun ideas for Cinco De Mayo. Thanks for sharing. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

    1. Hi Jodi, thanks for coming by! I stopped over at your blog as well and love some of your ideas! I especially love the idea of a meaningful year--one day at a time.


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