Cinco De Mayo Recipes and Crafts

by Melissa

Here are some of the most creative Cinco de Mayo crafts, activities, decorations, and recipes to celebrate this fun and festive holiday with your family!

All of these projects and recipes require simple supplies and/or ingredients and take almost no time at all to complete.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these fun craft ideas and delicious recipes. #CincoDeMayo #MexicanRecipes #MexicanCrafts #OjoDeDios #May5th #Mexico


Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th every year.

A little back story…

It is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

Although most of us (especially here in the US) don’t celebrate for the actual reasoning for the holiday, it does give us the perfect opportunity to teach our children about Mexican culture.

What better way to do that than through creating fun and easy kid-friendly crafts and recipes.

Today I am sharing with you 12 of my favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes and crafts. Hope you enjoy!

Create this Cinco de Mayo craft with your kids. Making a Ojo de Dios (Eye of God) craft is simple and easy. Love the beautiful colors!

Ojo de Dios Craft

This makes a great yarn gift and decoration idea for Cinco de Mayo. Great for homeschool art activities and DIY classroom projects as well.

Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa is a cinch to make at home, plus it’s much cheaper then buying. 

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Easter Egg Maracas
Made Everyday

I love this idea and for a holiday right after Easter it is perfect for those leftover plastic eggs.

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Cactus Cupcakes
Fabulous Fetes

Cactus Cupcakes may look complicated, but are really simple and easy to make. 

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Fiesta Flowers
Aunt Peaches

I love making tissue flowers. They add a special touch to any celebration and are easy and inexpensive to make.

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Chicken Enchiladas
Lady Behind the Curtain

“Simply the best chicken enchiladas you’ll ever have!  Once your family tastes these enchiladas they may never ask to go to a Mexican Restaurant again!  Why?….because they’re topped with a homemade rich dark enchilada sauce.  The perfect addition to a potluck, family dinner or even a dinner party!  Get your Fiesta on!” – Lady Behind the Curtain

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Fiesta Printable
The 36th Avenue

“Here I am today sharing a bunch of free Fiesta Printable downloads that would be perfect to celebrate  El Cinco de Mayo or have a Fiesta for a birthday party!” – 36th Avenue

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Homemade Taquitos
Yellow Bliss Road

“Homemade taquitos (or rolled tacos as we call them) are so much easier to make than you might think. In just a few easy steps you will have delicious, crispy tacos that are so much better than frozen store bought.” – Yellow Bliss Road

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Paper Mariachi Guitars
Pattie’s Classroom

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by making and decorating this fun mariachi guitar. 

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Pinata Cookies
She Knows

“Everybody loves a piñata, and everybody loves sugar cookies — which makes the two things the perfect combo. So for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo party, why not make burro-shaped piñata cookies?” – She Knows

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Pull Open Pinata
Parents.com

“Make these individual-size treat holders for Cinco de Mayo or as an alternative to favor bags for your next party.” – Parents.com

Spice up the celebration with these easy Cinco de Mayo crafts and unique Cinco de Mayo recipes for your upcoming fiesta celebration this May 5th.

Sombrero Pinata Cookies
Tablespoon

Colorful sombrero-shaped cookies filled with a candy surprise!


Of course, you don’t always have to DIY to have all the fun. Here are some of our favorite Cinco De Mayo items you can purchase to get your fiesta celebrating on today.


If you loved creating some of these Cinco De Mayo crafts then you might like these crafts for holidays coming up as well.



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