Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico. It's the anniversary of a victory in 1862 in the fight for independence from French forces. It is a festival of Mexican pride and heritage in the United States.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Mexican culture with your children by making colorful piñatas, streamers, festive maracas, luchador paper masks, paper cup shakers, sombreros, guitars and more!
Below you will find many Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Crafts activities and projects for kids, teens, and parents. Find out how to make Mexican Cinco De Mayo crafts to celebrate Mexico with the following decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children
Alebrijes - Find out how you can make your own Mexican Alebrijes by following these guidelines.
Bark Paintings - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by making Mexican bark paintings with your family.
Beaded Maracas - Learn how to make these beautiful beaded maracas for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Box Guitar - Turn an old shoe box, rubber bands, and paper towel roll into a cool guitar.
Cactus Collage - A fun collage for kids with a western or Mexican feel to it.
Cactus Table Favors - Learn how you can make cactus table favors using Styrofoam eggs and a small paper cup.
Ceramic Sun - Find out how you can easily make Hispanic ceramic suns in a few simple steps.
Chili Pepper Garland - This chili pepper garland would make a great Cinco de Mayo decoration.
Cinco de Mayo Door Hangers - There’s nothing like a personalized note hanging on your bedroom doorknob that with these Latin themed door hangers. Bright, colorful and cheerful, it would surely make anyone’s day.
Cinco de Mayo Streamers - A fun and simple Cinco de Mayo craft for kids to make.
Cinco de Mayo Visor Craft - Beat the heat of the scorching sun with this easy to create Cinco de Mayo themed visor.
Clothespin Mexican Dancing Doll - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by making this special Mexican dancing doll with your children.
Colors of Mexico Flag - Create your own Mexico Flag using green, white and red crepe paper along with other materials.
Cucumber Cactus - This fun Cucumber Cactus craft makes a wonderful Cinco de Mayo craft for kids.
Fiesta "Friends" - Find out how you can make a Mexican paper doll using the free templates.
Fiesta Mats - Celebrate the Mexican culture by making these fiesta mats with your kids.
Fiesta Table Decorations - Find out how you can turn your dinner table into a Mexican fiesta table.
Flag of Mexico Beaded Safety Pin - Stylish and contemporary, this beaded safety pin is quite an easy to make Cinco de Mayo themed art craft project.
Foam Mariachi Guitar - Find out how you can make a Mariachi guitar for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
General Ignacio Zaragosa Portrait - Use construction paper, glue stick, scissors, black marker, pencil and the free pattern to create your own General Ignacio Zaragosa portrait.
Homemade Castanets - Make homemade castanets using cardboard, scissors, bottle caps, hammer, super glue and glitter etc.
Lucha Masks Crafts for Cinco de Mayo to Celebrate Mexico - Feel the Latino adrenaline with these creative and colorful Lucha masks popularized by the Nacho Libre.
Luchador Cascarones Making Instructions - Easy to make, colorful to the eyes. What a beautiful combination which you can be proud to show off.
Magical Oaxacan Animal for Cinco de Mayo -Learn how you can make colorful and magical Oaxacan animals.
Magnets de Mayo Craft for Cinco de Mayo - Use simple materials to make Cinco de Mayo fridge magnets.
Magnificant Mosaic for Cinco de Mayo to Celebrate Mexico - Learn how you can use Crayola supplies to make a magnificent mosaic.
Make Your Own Castanets Making Instructions for Children - Find out how you can make your own homemade castanets.
Maracas : Crafts for Cinco de Mayo to Celebrate Mexico - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with homemade maracas made from paper cups and dried beans.
Maraca Mania Arts Project for Children - Turn an empty 16-ounce plastic bottle into a festive maraca.
Maraca Pinata Making Projects for Kids - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this festive maraca pinata.
Mesoamerican Codex Books to Make for Cinco de Mayo - This craft allows children to learn about Ancient Mesoamericans.
Metal Cut-Outs Craft - These metal cut-outs would make great decorations for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Mexican Bean Bracelets - Learn how you can make cool Mexican bean bracelets by following this tutorial.
Mexican Bird Rattle Craft - Make a Mexican bird rattle craft using a toilet paper roll, popsicle stick, and a few other supplies.
Mexican Fiesta Flags to Celebrate Mexico - Learn how to make homemade Mexican fiesta flags.
Mexican Flag Pinata for Cinco de Mayo - This Mexican flag pinata is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Mexican Paper Mache Maracas - Shake to the rhythm of salsa and Latin music with this paper mache maracas which you can create right at home.
Mexican Masks - This is a fun Mexican craft for children of all ages.
Mexican Metal Tooling - This craft will teach you about Mexican art by using tooling techniques.
Mexican Place Mats Making Directions - These woven Mexican place mats are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo.
Mexican Pottery Paper Plate Craft - This is an easy Mexican pottery paper plate craft for kids.
Mexican Serape or Rebozo - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican Serape or Rebozo.
Mexican Talavera Tiles - Turn small pieces of ceramic into beautiful Mexican Talavera tiles.
Mini God's Eyes - The God's Eye (Ojo de Dios) is an ancient symbol made by the Huichol of Mexico. Find out how you can make one with yarn and mini craft sticks.
Mini Music Makers - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these mini music makers made from two empty film canisters.
Mini Piñatas - This is a video tutorial on how to make traditional mini pinatas.
Mini Sombrero - Find out how you can make a miniature sombrero using a paper cup, a mini paper plate and a few other materials.
Mini Sombrero - Turn a mini straw hat into a mini sombrero SWAP and wear it on Cinco de Mayo.
Miraculous Milagros - Create your own cultural good luck charms to keep with you at all times.
Mock Silver Jewelry - Use dried pasta, string, needles, paint, paint brushes and a pencil to make the perfect Cinco de Mayo jewelry.
Ojo de Dios - Learn how to make an ancient Mexican symbol called the Ojo de Dios or God's Eye.
Papel Picado - Papel Picado also known as a paper banner is an easy Cinco de Mayo craft that even a toddler can make it.
Paper Animal Carving - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by making these paper animal carvings with your kids.
Paper Bag Monster Pinata Craft - Find out how you can make a simple monster pinata using a large paper bag.
Paper Bag or Fabric Poncho - Learn how to make a poncho using a paper bag or fabric.
Paper maché Masks/Heads - This tutorial teaches you about paper mache and how to make masks and heads using this technique.
Paper Plate Maracas Craft - Learn how to make maracas using paper plates and dried beans.
Paper Plate Maraca - Make a homemade maraca using two paper plates, glue, dried beans, paint and brush.
Party Pinata Mexican Crafts Activities - Make an amazing party pinata for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Party Popper Craft Mexican Crafts Projects - Find out how you can make a party popper using colored tissue paper and a toilet paper roll.
Pikachu Piñata - Follow these simple instructions to make your own Pikachu piñata.
Plaster Maracas - Find out how you can turn plastic maracas into plaster maracas.
Pinata Party - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your children by making a cool party piñata.
Pinch Pots - This is a simple pot craft for young children to make.
Pony Bead Chili Peppers - For Cinco de Mayo celebration make Chili pepper decorations using chenille stems and red pony beads.
Pull String Pinata - Learn how you can make a pull string piñata by following these instructions carefully.
Recycled Woven Place Mat for Cinco de Mayo - Here is a recycled Cinco de Mayo project for children.
Simple Paper Bag Pinata - Learn how to make a simple piñata using a paper lunch bag.
Sunny Faces - Kids can celebrate Cinco de Mayo by using Crayola products to make sunny faces.
Tacos & Tostadas - Make tacos and tostadas using craft foam, craft glue and a hot glue gun.
Taco Pin Making Directions - Learn how to make taco SWAPs using inexpensive materials.
Under the Aztec Sun Crafts Activity - Find out how kids can create their own sun using their imagination.
Water Bottle Maraca - Make a festive maraca using an empty water bottle, masking tape, paint, and popcorn or dried beans.
Wearable Sombrero Activities for Kids - Make and wear your own sombrero to your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Wish Charms - Learn how to make your own wish charms, also known as Mexican Milagros.
Yarn Painting Crafts Instructions - Find out how you can make a yarn painting which the Huichol Indians of Mexico are known for.