I recently shared a fun craft that my children are looking forward to making for Easter. Today I want to skip a bit ahead and share a craft for Cinco de Mayo that can provide your child with tons of entertainment all year long. Cinco de Mayo, or May 5th in English, recognizes Mexico’s victory over the French army. Although it’s not a national holiday in Mexico, it is celebrated in several regions around the U.S.
The tutorial I’ll be sharing today will show you how to make maracas with a few simple items. I remember discovering this easy craft years ago online and I love how simple it is. My 3-year-old currently has a slight obsession with musical instruments. The slide whistle and triangle make regular appearances around here, so these will be a great addition. It’s not for the faint of heart, but I know that she’s having a blast and that’s all that matters.
Maracas are traditionally filled with pebbles, beads or dried beans, but we used Cinnamon PEBBLES™ cereal instead. Not only do they make noise, they also smell amazing! Churros, anyone? 😉
Cinco de Mayo Maracas
Colored duct tape
Cinnamon PEBBLES™ cereal
Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? If you do, I’d love to hear your family’s traditions! I also want to invite you to check out PEBBLES™ Cereal online where your kids will be inspired to “Yabba Dabba Do” something. You’ll find games, do jokes and do crafts, to inspire your kids to start learning and doing! For more fun and inspiration also check out PEBBLES™ Cereal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!