Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and we've put together 35 Cinco De Mayo toddler crafts for preschoolers. Along with some printables, recipes and more. The ideas range from healthy treats to paper bag maracas. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated annually on May 5th.
It is a holiday that Mexico celebrates to honor the date that the Mexican army took victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1872, during the Franco-Mexican War. The holiday grows in popularity in the states every year, but more as a celebration of the culture of our southern neighbors.
We wanted to collect as many ideas as we could find with a range of ideas. Some children love to paint and some love to cook. We also found activities that were simple and more complex. As well as using supplies that were readily available around the house and others that may require some shopping.
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Our Favorite Cinco de Mayo Craft
Tissue Paper Flower Bracelet Craft
Best for Ages:
Mainly home supplies but may require some purchases
These tissue paper flower bracelets are an easy craft for kids to make and turn out so colorful and festive. They would make sweet gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day (especially for a Mother’s Day tea in the classroom) and would also be fun for Cinco de Mayo.
Try Out These Cinco De Mayo Crafts
There were so many ideas that we collected but here’s just a sample of what we found. First, we loved this simple and easy cactus handprints, perfect for any age. Next, we thought this Coco-inspired sun art were just beautiful. We also found some tried and true art that used the toilet paper rolls. This wouldn’t be a true preschool list without one idea that used it.
We also loved the easy to make paper donkeys, along with the tactile fun of Cinco de Mayo slime. If you got paper cups and plates around the house, why not try making some sombreros. And if you have some left-over Easter eggs with have the perfect project for you. There’re ton more crafts.
Make sure you encourage your preschooler to use their imagination. It is important that you let your children come up with their own ideas that can be a mix of education and fun. Focus on teaching your children about Cinco de Mayo and make sure that you allow them to play and help each other to create interesting activities.
Even More Ideas for Cinco De Mayo
Our next batch of ideas includes printable and baking ideas along with more Cinco De Mayo toddler crafts. Grab a paper bag from around the house and some markers and have your child design the serape of his dreams. If your preschooler isn't so hot on art and loves the outdoors, why not trying to build a Mexican pyramid!
If you’re looking for something a little easier and with less mess, we’ve included several links for free printables that range from educational to games. We absolutely adore the Frida Kahlo coloring page. Super cute.
Maybe your preschooler loves the kitchen or at least eating from the kitchen, you might try some of these classic Mexican treats. They range from traditional sweets like pan dulce to Cinco de Mayo slushies. And be sure to watch the video at the end to learn more about this wonderful celebration. Adios!