Crayons or Markers
String or Ribbon
#1: Lay your paper plate on the table and trace the small closed end of the cup in the center of the paper plate
#2: Use your scissors to cut out the hole you traced in step 1
#3: Slide the small end of the cup up through the hole until it can not go any further and the large portion of the cup is resting on the underside of the paper plate
#4: Time to decorate your Cinco De Mayo hat. Use the pom poms to line the rim of the hat. Use red, green and white crayons to decorate in the Mexican flag colors
#5: Place a hole on either side of the paper plate
#6: Tread the string through each hole and knot. This will allow the Cinco De Mayo hat to stay on your child’s head.
2 Paper Plates
Beans, Corn, Rice or Popcorn
Markers or Crayons (red, green, white)
#1: Decorate your plates using crayons or markers. Try coloring the Mexican flag on your maracas. The flag colors are green, white and red.
#2: Place a handful of beans on a plate and then place the other plate on top
#3: Lay the top of the streamers on the plate while the other end dangles. You may also use cut strips of tissue paper
#4: Staple the two plates together along the rim
#5: You are ready to make lots of noise by shaking them!
Variety of Dried Beans
#1: Take a piece of tinfoil and fold it in half about 1 inch thick.
#2: Wrap it around your child’s wrist so you know how long to make the bracelet.
#3: Glue beans to the tinfoil
#4: Set aside and allow to dry
#5: Once the bracelet is dry your child can wear it proudly on Cinco De Mayo
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