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  CINCO DE MAYO Arts & Crafts
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Many lessons are adaptable.

Cinco de Mayo ("The Fifth of May" in Spanish) is a national holiday in Mexico which is also widely celebrated in the United States. It commemorates the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin over the French occupational forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

CALAVERA SKULL MASK Gr 3-8
A popular subject for both Halloween and Mexico's Day of the Dead, is the skeleton. Students can create a day of the dead skull mask using paint, glue, glitter, puffy paint and more! From Anitra Redlefsen. [read more]
(Section: Multicultural Art)

MARACAS (BALLOONS) K-8
Lillian Foxx's maraca making lesson results in the pleasure of discovery and accomplishment. Here learn how to make maracas using balloons and flour paste. [read more]
(Section: Sculpture)

MARACAS (ORANGES AND PAPER) K-8
Learn how to make maracas using oranges, tissue paper and glue. From KinderArt. [read more]
(Section: Sculpture)

MARACAS (RECYCLED MATERIALS) Pre-K and up
Maracas are one of the simplest instruments to play for young children or the beginning musician. They are essentially rattles with handles. Find out how to make maracas out of bottles and toilet paper rolls. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]
(Section: Cross Curriculum)

MARACAS (SIMPLE) & SHAKERS Pre-K-8
Maracas were originally made from the dried shells of gourds with beads or beans inside. This lesson shows you how to make maracas using paper cups. [read more]
(Section: Sculpture)

MESOAMERICAN CODEX BOOKS Gr 3-8
Here, students will learn about Ancient Mesoamericans as they create a wonderful piece of historical art. Art Educator Amy Shapley walks you and your kinderartists through the steps. [read more]
(Section: Multicultural Art)

MEXICAN METAL TOOLING Gr 3-8
With this lesson from Margaret Morales, students will express ideas about Mexico using metal tooling techniques and the elements of art and principles of design. [read more]
(Section: Multicultural Art)

PAPER BAG OR FABRIC PONCHO K-5
This craft is perfect for a Cinco de Mayo festival. [read more]
(Section: Multicultural Art)

PINATAS K and up
Complete instructions on how to make a pinata using balloons and papier mache. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo celebrations! From Wendy Payne. [read more]
(Section: Sculpture)

YARN PAINTING (OFRENDAS) K-12
The Huichol Indians of Mexico are known for their yarn paintings. Here, learn how to make your own. [read more]
(Section: Multicultural Art)

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Celebrate! It's Cinco De Mayo
by Janice Levy
A very simple history of the holiday is interspersed with the story of a young boy celebrating Cinco de Mayo with his family. This bilingual book features a section with "find what's missing" pictures and simple crafts perfect for any child's Cinco de Mayo celebration. Loretta Lopez's engaging and cheerful pictures complement Janice Levy's child-friendly introduction to this important Mexican holiday.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Mexican Hat Dance
by F. Isabel Campoy
As students prepare to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, they practice a Mexican dance and try their best not to step on the hat. Includes an informative section about Cinco de Mayo.