Cinco de Mayo Crafts

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these fun fiesta-ready crafts. We're sharing easy ideas DIY decor, party games, and more. These fun and affordable Cinco de Mayo crafts are perfect for kids!

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    Recycled Sock Cacti

    Don't toss your old socks! Create a DIY party centerpiece with these quirky and colorful cacti. A few simple stitches is all it takes to transform patterned socks into a darling dessert scene. Embellish your finished cacti with pom-poms and fabric flowers. 

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    Paper Flower Crown

    This Cinco de Mayo craft is perfect for kids. Simply use cupcake liners to create a festive DIY flower crown. During your fiesta, let each child wear their custom creation in true Frida-style. 

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    DIY Swizzle Sticks

    Dress up your Cinco de Mayo margarita with a DIY drink stirrer. To make, glue cut cupcake liners onto brightly colored plastic sticks. We'll cheers to that! 

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    Bright Paper Flowers

    It wouldn't be a Cinco de Mayo party without a bouquet of bright paper flowers. This colorful paper craft starts with muffin tin liners and just a bit of glue. Finish each bloom with a pom-pom center. 

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    DIY Cacti Artwork

    Create a piece of art that's perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Stencil and stamp your way to a cute piece of custom artwork. It adds a hint of southwest style to your space during party time.

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    Yarn-Embellished Serving Basket

    Dress up a plain silverware storage basket with brightly colored yarn. This DIY party decoration doubles as a festive serving vessel long after Cinco de Mayo ends. 

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    Fiesta Pintata

    Party hats do double duty on this festive pinata. This DIY Cinco de Mayo game starts with a plain paper lantern. Dress it up with with fringed tissue garland and upcycled cone hats, and you're good to go!

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    Bold Yarn Banner

    Set the scene for your Cinco de Mayo party with a handmade yarn banner. Choose your favorite bright colors, and customize it to fit your party space. 

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    Pinata Garland

    This DIY garland gets the party poppin'. Create a string of mini pinatas and let guests pop them open during the fiesta. This Cinco de Mayo craft is a great way to gift guests with fun party favors. 

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    Party Pinatas

    Sure, you can buy pinatas but they're so easy to make! This fun Cinco de Mayo craft is perfect for kids. Once you master our basic instructions, customize them with any shape and decoration you like. Fill them with party favors like candy, small toys, and stickers. 

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    Paper Utensil Pockets

    This fiesta-ready craft starts with plain white paper! Use stamps or our custom design to decorate letter-size paper. Fold the paper in half and secure with a piece of colorful washi tape. Add each colorful set to your Cinco de Mayo table. 

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    DIY Cactus Terrarium

    Dress up your terrarium with a hint of southwest style. We'll show you how to assemble this cactus terrarium for your next fiesta. It makes a stunning centerpiece. Try making mini versions as fun Cinco de Mayo party favors. 

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    Cactus Party Balloon

    This dressed up party balloon is pretty, not prickly. Transform a plain green balloon into a fun piece of Cinco de Mayo decor with black marker and pink pom-poms. 

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    Tissue Paper Flowers

    Don't stress over your Cinco de Mayo decorations! Hang these bold blooms around, and you're prepared for a fiesta. They're ready in just minutes and add an instant party vibe to any space.  

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    Dyed Cloth Napkins

    Host a fabulous Cinco de Mayo feast complete with hand-dyed cloth napkins. Vintage linens are transformed for a fiesta when overdyed in rich colors. 

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    Hand Painted Maracas

    Shake up some fun with these cute and colorful DIY maracas. To make, simply use acrylic craft paint and unfinished maracas. Look for them online or at party supply stores. Allow to dry in tall containers like water glasses to prevent smudges. 

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    Southwestern Stamped Rug

    Start the fiesta the moment guests step through the door. Create a custom southwestern-style rug with our free stencil and a plain jute welcome mat. 

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    Confetti Strip Garland

    Don't toss that leftover colored paper! Transform it into a festive party garland. This easy party DIY is ready in just minutes and can be customized with any colors you like. 

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