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Whether you celebrate Cindo de Mayo or not, it can be a fun excuse to party it up with your kids. These festive Cinco de Mayo crafts are festive for kids to make for any Fiesta. Shake it up with easy DIY maracas, string up some pretty Papel Picado or make some cute sombrero hats. Also included are lots of cute ideas for making mini pinatas to fill with little treats that will have your kids happily shouting “ole!”

Pinata Maracas (via She Knows) These fun and fringy maracas look just like pinatas and are a fun and easy craft to make with the kids.

Sombrero Hat Centerpieces (via Mommyapolis) Make these cute looking sombreros to liven up any Fiesta table. You might be surprised to have most of the supplies around to make this quick craft.

Papel Picado Crepe Streamers (via Studio DIY) Got any leftover streamers from previous parties? Turn them into these festive Papel Picado garlands to hang up for a festive look indoors or out.

Mini Cone Pinatas (via One Charming Party) These mini pinatas are so festive and easy to make with some simple decorated paper cones.

Egg Maracas (via Dana Made It) Not sure what to do with all those leftover plastic Easter eggs? Make these super easy and cool looking maracas!

Ojo de Dios or “God’s Eye” (via Muffin Tin Mom) This lovely yarn wrapped craft means “God’s Eye” or Ojo de Dios in Spanish and can be made in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. My daughter’s made lots of these in her preschool class and just loves them.

Jumbo Papel Picado (via Camille Styles) Whether for a fun photo backdrop or Fiesta party decoration, these jumbo Papel Picado’s are just plain fun. They also come with free printable stencils.

Paper Mache Maracas and Rattles (via Red Ted Art) Little ones will love pasting these paper mache eggs to make their own colorful percussion instruments.

Sombrero Pinatas (via Spaceships and Laserbeams) Dazzle your little guests with their own mini sombrero pinata favors. These are a fun craft for your child to help make too, with just some simple paper tableware.

Mexican Paper Flowers (via 100 Layer Cake) Tissue paper in all colors of the rainbow are all you need to make these pretty tissue flowers. These colorful flowers brighten up any Cindo de Mayo celebration and can be enjoyed long past the occasion.

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8 Creative DIY Party Pinatas

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.