Folk Art Bowl

Turn a plain bowl into a work of art with this craft. Get a few Sharpies and look up some folk art designs, use the design above or create one of your own. Once you have drawn your design, place it on a cookie sheet and bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. If you don’t have a bowl, plates or mugs will work too!  

Creative idea from: Inspiredbyfamilymag.com 

Piñata

Don't want to get a store-bought piñata? Make your own! It gets a little messy, but the results are well worth it. Your kids will not only have fun making this craft, but they’ll enjoy breaking it and getting the candy or toys that are inside. 

Awesome idea from: Refinery29 

Maracas

Do you have any leftover plastic Easter eggs you don’t know what to do with (or that you can only find half of)? Use them to make some colorful maracas! Fill the eggs with popcorn kernels (or rice) and use masking tape to tie the spoons together. Your kids can decorate the white tape with markers, making some awesome designs! Or they could use some pre-designed duct tape to make a bunch.

Great idea from: DanaMadeIt 

Piñata Suncatcher

This suncatcher is simple to make and your kids will love putting it together. Cut out the donkey by using a template on construction paper and put a sheet of contact paper behind it. Have your kids decorate it with colorful bits of tissue paper and then place another sheet of contact paper over the front. It’s that simple!

Cute idea from: InnerChildFun  

Ball in the Cup

We love that classic game where you have to catch a ball in a small cup, and this involves reusing all those K-cups, so we love it even more. Grab a pencil, some ribbons, the k-cup and a string and the kids will be playing within minutes.

Creative idea from: EveofReduction 

Cinco De Mayo Rice Flag

Looking to really celebrate the Mexican independence? Make a Mexican flag. Dye the white rice red and green (remember to save some for the white in the middle). Then, have your kids glue down the rice to the paper, making this awesome flag.

Great idea from: Kiboomukidssongs 

Paper Plate Sombreros

Use leftover cups and plates from a birthday party to make these festive sombreros. They'll make cute party decorations, or you could tie some string to them and let the kids wear them.

Cute idea from: SheKnows.com 

Masks


The kids can wear these or use them to decorate the walls. Follow the tutorial or make a design all your own. Make sure to use bright colors so that it's eye-catching.

Awesome idea from: Jumpstart 

Cuff Bracelet

This idea is based on the Mexican Tooling art technique. You can follow the design above or make your own. Even though your girls will love this idea more, your boys are welcome to join in on the fun by creating their own “super-powered” cuff. They're made out of those foil pans you can grab at the dollar store.

Great idea from: SpanglishBaby 

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