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4 Cinco de Mayo crafts kids are gonna go crazy for

Lunch bag maracas

Cinco de Mayo crafts - Lunch bag maracas

Whether you’re shaking up some fun with crafts for kids that are easy to make or are looking for unique ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, these DIY maracas will be music to your youngster’s ears!

What you’ll need:

  • brown paper lunch bag
  • foil
  • dried beans
  • rubber band
  • wood dowel
  • green, red and yellow markers

What you’ll do:

  1. With your bag folded flat, let your kiddo decorate the bag with stripes, squiggles and dots.
  2. Open up your lunch bag and line the inside with a sheet of foil.
  3. Place a handful of dried rice or beans inside the bag.
  4. Insert the dowel half inside the bag and gather opening of bag around the dowel; secure with rubber band and let your youngsters make their own Cinco de Mayo music with this easy and affordable craft for kids to help celebrate.
Image credit: Michelle Maffei


*Updated May 5, 2016

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