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Cinco de Mayo party ideas you can actually share with the kids

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How to make Cinco de Mayo kid-friendly and still fun for the adults

While most of us are used to celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a cold pitcher of margaritas, with a few tweaks to the party plans, Cinco de Mayo can be delightfully kid-friendly. Our festive crafts, games and foods are perfect for a May 5 family get-together — and you can still save the margs for after the kids go to bed.

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How to make Cinco de Mayo kid-friendly and still fun for the adults
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What you'll need:

  • Two large paper cups
  • Paintbrush
  • Red, white and green craft paint
  • Dried pinto beans
  • Hot glue gun

What you'll do:

  1. Paint and decorate the outside of each paper cup.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Fill one cup halfway with dried pinto beans.
  4. Apply hot glue to the top edge of the cup.
  5. Place the second cup on the glue to create the maraca.
  6. Let dry.

Caution: Only adults should use the hot glue gun.

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