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Cinco de Mayo Maracas

A fun tutorial for Cinco de Mayo Maracas that not only make noise, but also smell amazing! This post is sponsored by PEBBLES™. All ideas and opinions are my own.
A fun tutorial for Cinco de Mayo Maracas that not only make noise, but also smell amazing!

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

Materials

Plastic eggs
Plastic spoons
Colored duct tape
Cinnamon PEBBLES™ cereal
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Instructions

Fill one side of the plastic egg with Cinnamon PEBBLES™ cereal.
A fun tutorial for Cinco de Mayo Maracas that not only make noise, but also smell amazing!

This little gal decided she wanted to do it all by herself. She was actually quite good despite the small spills that happened.
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Close the plastic egg shut and place it between two plastic spoons. I immediately taped it together so it wouldn’t come apart.
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Wrap duct tape around the plastic egg to secure it in place. I also wrapped the entire maraca handle with the same tape. cinnamon-pebbles-craft-step-5

Repeat to create a second one, and just like that you got yourself a pair of maracas. Super easy, right?
A fun tutorial for Cinco de Mayo Maracas that not only make noise, but also smell amazing!

This little lady had a blast dancing and shaking her pink maracas around the house.
A fun tutorial for Cinco de Mayo Maracas that not only make noise, but also smell amazing!

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!

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