10 Paper Crafts Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

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    Let's Have a Fiesta

    cinco de mayo party crafts
    Natalme

    Cinco de Mayo is a fun, no-fuss holiday that's full of bright colors, delicious food, dancing and of course, margaritas. Check out these creative projects for party decor; call up your friends, and have them over for chips, guac, cocktails and a great time. Let's have a fiesta!

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    Frida Kahlo Inspired Cinco de Mayo Paper Flower Crown

    paper flower crown
    Happy Thought

    Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican artist known for her self-portraits. She often wore a crown of flowers in her paintings. Today the flower crown is an iconic symbol of the artist and representative of her feminist values. Frida appreciated the Mexican people, the culture she was born into and was politically outspoken during her life. She died at the age of 47 but managed to paint over 150 paintings in that short period.

    Make a beautiful crown of paper flowers for Cinco de Mayo to celebrate Frida...MORE Kahlo and the Mexican culture that was so important to her. All you need are paper flower templates, scissors, paint, and glue to make a lovely floral headpiece.

    Frida Kahlo Inspired Cinco de Mayo Paper Flower Crown from Happy Thought

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    Multi Colored Paper Fan Garland

    cinco de mayo paper banner
    Trisha Zemp

    If you ever visit Mexico, you will notice how bright the homes and clothing are. Vibrant colors are everywhere! Make a banner for your Cinco de Mayo party from colorful tissue paper fans. The banner will bring a festive vibe reminiscent of Mexico to your party decor.

    Paper Fan Garland from The House That Lars Built

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    Printable Mexican Style Subway Art

    mexiican subway art pritnable
    Lil Luna

    Make some simple, joyful art to decorate your home or party table with a Mexican theme. Lil Luna offers the cutest free printable that is in the style of subway art. Just print it out and pop it into a frame. Instant, low-cost party decor! We all love that!

    Cinco de Mayo Subway Art from Lil Luna

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    Festive Donkey Pinata

    donkey pinata
    Jessica Begum

    Every fiesta needs a pinata for party fun. Make this adorable donkey pinata from colorful tissue paper and cardboard. Fill it with candy and let your party goers take turns having a blast trying to break open the pinata. Guaranteed party fun for all!

    How to Make a Donkey Pinata from eHow.com

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    Paper Plate Mexican Mask Kids Craft

    mexican paper plate mask
    Jumpstart

    Teachers and homeschool parents are often looking for easy crafts to incorporate with their lessons. This Mexican mask is a perfect craft suitable for small children. Have them construct the masks from paper plates while discussing the history of the Cinco de Mayo holiday. It is so much easier to learn when incorporating a fun activity into the learning process.

    Mexican Mask from Jumpstart

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    Succulent Mexican Style Floral Centerpiece

    succulents in mexican cans
    Kara's Party Ideas

    This floral craft has got to be the easiest way to make a Mexican themed floral centerpiece for your party table. Just open cans of traditional Mexican foods such as native crops like tomatoes, beans and peppers, then remove the food to use for your recipes. Wash the cans and fill with potting soil. Place a succulent in a soil filled can. Arrange a group of the potted plants on your table, and you have instant Mexican style decor. So quick, lovely and easy!

    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from Kara's...MORE Party Ideas

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    Colorful and Bright Cardboard Bird Decoration

    colorful paper birds
    Krokotak

    Kids will love this craft! Make some paper birds from cardboard, paint them vibrant colors and hang them on the wall as Cinco de Mayo party decorations. They are so cute and cost very little to make.

    Colorful Paper Birds  from Krokotak

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    Cinco de Mayo Celebration Craft Spectacular

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    Natalme

    Is it your first time hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration and you have no idea where to start? Not a problem! Natalie from natalme.com will show you what to do. She has several cute ideas for decorations, favor bags, paper flowers and more. Your party will surely be a success following Natalie's suggestions.

    Cinco de Mayo Celebration! from Natalme

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    Free Printable Fiesta Party Banner

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    I Heart Naptime

    Nothing says party time more than decorative banners. I Heart Naptime offers a bright, free printable party banner that features the word fiesta. Perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party. Hang it on your wall to set the mood for your event. Easy and quite lovely!

    Fiesta Banner from I Heart Naptime

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    Mexican Hat Cinco de Mayo Craft or Centerpiece

    little mexican sombrero craft
    Mommyapolis

    A sombrero is a hat that Mexican men have been wearing since the 15th century. The name sombrero is derived from the Spanish word sombra, meaning “shade.” Add some sombrero decorations to your table for your fiesta! This decoration is one that the kiddos will want to help you with. It is so easy. Just glue a paper cup to a plate and decorate with pipe cleaners and small pom poms. Instant Mexican table top decor that is so darling!

    Mexican Sombrero Craft from Mommyapolis