Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Today we offer this easy way to make a paper flower and bring a little Mexican flair to your home.
Kids Activities Blog likes this colorful tissue paper craft because it is easy for kids of all ages.
Cinco De Mayo
Happy Cinco de Mayo week! I love celebrating my country with you friends. I wanted to share this really easy craft that you can make with your kids to add some color to your life this week. If it’s still looking wintry in your part of the world this will cheer you up.
We are going to string these in our living room and make a simple Mexican recipe just to add a little festive ambiance to our family dinners. I don’t know if it’s just my kids but my children love a “festive” meal, even a small touches get them excited. Sometimes I let them set the ambiance and it’s interesting what they add as center pieces to make it festive. We’ve had pirate swords, legos and candles set out before as table center pieces by my boys. If you’re looking for other fun but educational activities I posted a collection of them here.
Make a Paper Flower
You only need a couple of supplies to make these beautiful Mexican Tissue Paper Flowers!
- tissue paper
Tissue Paper Craft
1. Fold tissue paper in half or cut between 5-8 sheets into rectangles.
2. Then fold them like an accordion. Staple them together in the middle.
4. Start pulling each single sheet up from one half (it doesn’t matter on what side you start) and then do the other half.
5. Each half will meet in the middle to create the crinkled flower look.
The great thing about doing this with kids is that it doesn’t matter if their paper gets all crinkled and smashed it will still look like a flower at the end.
Make 8 of them and place them on some string. Or you can put a pipe cleaner in them so they can go in a vase. However, you use them they will beautify you area!
More Kids Activities
We hope you enjoy Cinco de Mayo this week. Make a paper flower with your kids or take a look at what other craft ideas we have at Kids Activities Blog. For more great kids activities, take a look at these ideas: