3 Cinco de Mayo Kids Crafts

by Lynn Lilly, Apr 26 2023

We are holiday hopping again and this time we are getting readying for a fiesta!!! Cinco de Mayo is May 5 and is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

This week of my Crayola Facebook live broadcast we are getting ready for the fiesta with three crafts to celebrate and decorate. The kids are going to love these! 

You can get all the Crayola supplies I used in today's crafts on Crayola.com

Fun Announcement! We have partnered for the second year with Crayola to host Camp Craft Box, a virtual summer crafting camp for kids ages 5-12! Find out all the details HERE!

Project 1: Cactus Party Shaker

Cactus Paper Cup Party Shaker

Shake up the party with these not so prickly party shakers! 


  • Crayola Green Acrylic Paint & Paint Brush
  • Crayola Construction Paper (Green, Yellow, Red)
  • Crayola Liquid Glue
  • 2 Paper Cups
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Googley Eyes
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Crayola Glitter Pens (green)
  • Dry Pasta, Rice or Beans
  • Scissor
  • Pencil


  1. Paint the two paper cups with the green paint. You might need two coats. 
  2. While the paint dries cut out two cacti arms. One should be slightly bigger. 
  3. Cut 4-5 small slips of paper to make the cactus flower. Glue to the top of one of the cacti arms.
  4. When the cups are dry fill one cup halfway with dry pasta, rice or beans. 
  5. Use hot glue to glue the two cups together opening to opening. 
  6. Glue the cactus arms to each side of the of the top cup. 
  7. Glue googley eyes on the front of the top cup.
  8. Use the glitter glue to draw a smile.
  9. Add spikes and texture lines with the glitter pen. 
  10. Let the glitter glue dry before you kick off your fiesta! 

Cactus Paper Cup Party Shaker for Cinco de Mayo

Project 2: Taco Piñata Party Favor

Taco Piñata Party Favor


  • Empty Snack or Cereal Box 
  • Crayola Construction Paper (Brown, Yellow, Red, Green, Orange)
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Washable Liquid Glue & Glue Stick
  • Taco Template 
  • Candy (to fill it)
  • Scissor
  • Pencil


  1. Download the template, cut out the pieces and trace on the appropriate colors. Taco shell on yellow, meet on brown, lettuce on green. 
  2. Use the taco shell template to trace on your empty snack box. 
  3. Glue the yellow taco shell construction paper on the inside of the taco. 
  4. Cut strips of yellow construction paper and cut fringe. Glue these across the outside of the taco overlapping each layer as you go. Once you are done, trim around the edges. 
  5. Use the meat on the brown construction paper to glue inside the taco. Leave an opening at the end and stuff with candy before gluing shut.
  6. Cut out tomatoes on red construction paper, shreds of cheese on orange and yellow construction paper.
  7. Glue the lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes on the meat. 

These favors are so fun to make for the kiddos or let them have fun creating them as party decorations and they can break into them at the end of the party! 

Taco Piñata Party Favor for Cinco de Mayo

Project 3: Llama Banner

Hey Lllama Mama your kids will love this banner and it will be the perfect touch to an at home Cinco de Mayo party! 

Llama Party Banner


  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Bright Pop! Cardstock Pad
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Crayola Glitter Pens
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Googley Eyes
  • Llama & Banner Template


  1. Download, print and cut out the llama and saddle template. Trace the llama on three different colors of construction paper. Cut 3 different saddles out and glue them to each llama. 
  2. Glue a googley eye on the llama. If you don't have googley eyes draw an eye with a marker. 
  3. Decorate the llama with glitter glue, markers and glitter pens. 
  4. Next download, print and cut out banner template 1 and 2. 
  5. Trace banner template 1 three times on Bright Pop cardstock. 
  6. Trace banner template 2 on three different colors of construction paper. 
  7. Fold each banner piece you cut in step 6 in half and then in half again. 
  8. Cut triangles into the sides. 
  9. Cut waves/scallops in the non folded side. 
  10. Unfold to reveal a fun design. 
  11. Glue the construction paper to the bright pop. 
  12. Glue the pendants and llamas alternating each one to a piece of string or trim. 

DIY Llama Party Banner

Party Time!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

Don't forget that I am live every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST on the Crayola Facebook Page! 

xoxo - LL


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