Cinco de Mayo craft activity printable pack


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! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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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 printable kids activity pack for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This pack features 10 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, paper ring decorations, otomi animals, 3D paper cactus and talavera tiles.

All the printable crafts come with step-by-step photo tutorials.

Craft templates for Mexican celebration Cinco de Mayo
Craft ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

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

9 Cinco de Mayo printable craft activity ideas and templates
Summary of each craft project: Pinatas, stars, paper flowers, otomi animals, pinwheels and more!

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!


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

  • Paper flower headpiece
  • Papel picado pinwheel
  • 5 de Mayo Piñatas
  • Mexican paper stars
  • Papel picado banner or garland
  • Hojalata ornaments
  • 3D paper cactus
  • Talavera tiles
  • Otomi Animals wall art
  • Paper kirigami rings

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

printable kids activity: Flower headpiece papercraft flower making and and wearing!
Paper flower templates to make your flower crown

Color templates included too…

colorful flower templates to make a flower crown
Paper flower crown templates

2) Papel picado pinwheel for props and printable kids activity – step-by-step photo tutorial – 7 PDFs

Printable kids activity Make papel picado pinwheels tutorial and template
Papel picado pinwheel templates and instructions

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

DIY pinatas to make at home

4) Mexican paper stars: Color-in printable kids activity – easy to follow photo tutorials – 7 PDFs

How to make Mexican paper star decorations - Printable kids activity + craft templates!
Color in your own DIY paper stars

Color templates included too…

printable kids activity: Make beautiful Mexican paper stars for decorations at home, colegio or school
Printable paper star decorations
Make a 6 pointed star with our easy to follow video tutorial.

5) Make your own papel picado banner or garland decorations for fiestas (13 patterns)  – 9 PDFs

9 stylish papel picado template patterns to make and display for 5 de Mayo!
Papel picado designs for all occasions

6) Make your own Hojalata ornaments for class and printable kids activity (5 patterns)  – 6 PDFs

printable kids activity Hojalata ornaments craft art project for class and home
Holalata ornaments to make DIY

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

Printable kids activity: 3D paper cactus craft activity for class or afterschool club art projects
Printable craft templates to make a cactus

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

Talavera tiles craft project templates and patterns
Talavera tile templates

9) Make Otomi Animals wall art – craft project templates and patterns inspired by Mexican Otomi embroidery (6 patterns)  – 22 PDFs

How to make otomi animals: Downloadable PDF DIY craft instructions and colour template
Downloadable PDF DIY craft instructions and colour template
Printable kids activity How to make otomi animals: Downloadable DIY craft instructions and black and white colour in templates
Printable kids activity How to make otomi animals, black and white colour-in templates


10) Paper kirigami rings featuring papel picado, cactus, guitar, milagro heart and sun and stars  – 10 PDFs

printable kids activity: make your own cinco color paper ring
Kirigari paper ring decorations

Watch our basic papel picado 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!

Check out some of out other popular craft activities. Mexican tin can labels, Cinco de Mayo ideas for the classroom, Day of the Dead activity pack, hacer a lucha libre mascara and 6 summer camp craft activities.

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.

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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.

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  1. 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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