Cinco de Mayo craft activity printable pack

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Inspired by the wonderful imagery and crafts of Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo festivities. Instantly download b&w PDF template worksheets for educational art and craft activities. Includes easy to follow instructions!


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Need a few activity and craft ideas for Cinco de Mayo?
Try this printable activity pack with Mexican inspired craft projects!

We’ve put together this fun activity pack for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This pack features 8 fun and easy Cinco de Mayo papercraft activities with templates. Paper flower headpiece, papel picado pinwheel, pinatas, Mexican paper star, papel picado decorations, hojalata ornaments, 3D paper cactus and talavera tiles. All the printable crafts come with step-by-step photo tutorials.

Cinco de Mayo craft activities
Fun, vibrant craft ideas for Cinco de Mayo


Perfect for some fun printable kids activity, classrooms, home school or family craft days!

Introduction sheets to 4 Cinco de Mayo craft activities!
Photographic examples of the finished crafts projects: Pinatas, paper stars, paper flowers and papel picado pinwheels!

Tips, tutorials and photo examples – Teacher friendly PDF worksheets.
Get the best out of Happythought’s Cinco de Mayo craft activities for you and your students!


8 Cinco de Mayo printable activities each containing the following black and white PDF templates/patterns:

1) Paper flower headpiece for costumes and decorations – clear step-by-step photo instructions – 15 PDFs

Flower headpiece papercraft flower making and and wearing!

2) Papel picado pinwheel for props and party favours – step-by-step photo tutorial – 7 PDFs

Make papel picado pinwheels tutorial and template- Printable craft activities

3) 5 de Mayo Pinatas: Lemon, lime and watermelon draw/pull string pinatas – instructions in black and white – 6 PDFs

How to make fruit paper pinata decorations - Printable kids activity + craft templates!

4) Mexican paper star: Color in decoration activity – easy folllow photo tutorials – 7 PDFs

How to make Mexican paper star decorations - Printable kids activity + craft templates!

5) Make your own papel picados decorations for fiestas (13 patterns)  – 9 PDFs

9 stylish papel picado template patterns to make and display for 5 de Mayo!

6) Make your own Hojalata ornaments for class and home decorations (5 patterns)  – 6 PDFs

Hojalata ornaments craft art project for class and home

7) Create your own 3D paper cactus craft activity for class decorations (5 patterns)  – 7 PDFs


3D paper cactus craft activity for class or afterschool club art projects

8) Make your own Talavera tiles craft project templates and patterns (8 patterns)  – 5 PDFs

Talavera tiles craft project templates and patterns

Watch our basic papel picadio video tutorial. Then choose from butterfly patterns, mini flags, birds and hearts designs, cute mini garlands, calavera or careta shapes, corazones and 3 papel picado banner templates.

Instruction sheets with step-by-step photos showing how to assemble each craft project are included.
All the files are optimised as a HIGH RESOLUTION PDF (300 dpi) letter format.

Our digital templates are designed to be easy to make. We like it simple too!
Beautifully crafted party items and favors at a fraction of the price!

Some tips on printing out your worksheets
We have designed the worksheets in black and white to be economical on toner. After opening up your PDF templates look for a grayscale, fast printing or economy setting. These types of settings not only save on ink but also on printing time.

Be sure to check out these other great printables. Cinco de Mayo worksheets in Spanish and English, Cinco de Mayo party printables and Cinco de Mayo digital scrapbooking images.

Printable kids activity: Paper flowers. stars, pinatas and papel picado ideas!
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What is Cinco de Mayo or 5th of May?

Cinco de Mayo is a festive holiday celebrated in Puebla in Mexico and in many US cities with large Mexican populations. Cinco de Mayo started as a locals celebration of the defeat of the French Army by Mexican soldiers at the battle of Puebla.

You can also buy this great 5 de Mayo activity pack here on Etsy

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1 review for Cinco de Mayo craft activity printable pack

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary (verified owner)

    I just bought and downloaded this, and will be using the star templates and pin wheels for Christmas with my students. I’ll save the others for later. I really want to try the mini piñatas. Gracias, Mary

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