We have the best Kids Mardi Gras Crafts list and can’t wait to hear what you make for your Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras party celebration. Kids of all ages will have so much fun creating their own Mardi Gras crafts at home, in the classroom or at a kids Mardi Gras party!

Mardi Gras crafts for kids and adults - 8 different homemade crafts for Mardi Gras shown including homemade masks, beads and jester hats
Which Mardi Gras craft will you make first?

Easy Mardi Gras Crafts Perfect for Fat Tuesday

We have some really fun Carnival celebration crafts for your Mardi Gras party or class celebration with kids. 

Fat Tuesday was named for the practice of eating junk food (rich, fatty foods) before the fasting season.  While we totally love the idea of a day of eating super yummy foods, the decadence of Fat Tuesday can be seen in everything including the decorations, dress, traditions, activities and crafts

Related: Check out 17 Mardi Gras Activities for Kids

Mardi Gras makes for really fun crafting!  Fat Tuesday is about excess and sparkles and embracing fun.  Kids get that immediately and can’t wait to express that through what they make for Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Crafts - Homemade Fat Tuesday Jewelry and masks for kids to make
Let’s craft some Mardi Gras jewelry to wear on Fat Tuesday!

Mardi Gras Mask Crafts

From homemade beads to sparkly masks with feathers, these Fat Tuesday crafts will keep kids in a sparkly creative space!

1. Customize Your Favorite Mask for Mardi Gras

Grab your favorite mask pattern for kids and then add whatever embellishment you desire to make it fully a Mardi Gras mask.

2. Make a Mardi Gras Mask from a Paper Plate

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Let’s make a Mardi Gras mask using a paper plate.

Try your hand at this easy Mardi Gras paper plate craft. This preschool Mardi Gras craft is perfect for even the youngest crafters.

3. Use a Printable Template for Making a Mardi Gras Mask Craft

Here’s a free printable Mardi Gras mask for the kids! This is one of the easiest ones to make and customize.

4. Elaborate Mardi Gras Mask

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Look how elaborate this Mardi Gras mask is! Amazing!

Make a colorful Mardi Gras mask with faux gems! -via Tramshedssydney

5. Easy Paper Mardi Gras Mask Craft

You’ll love recreating this easy Mardi Gras mask with your kids! -via The Spruce Crafts

6. Add Feathers to Your DIY Mardi Gras Mask

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They may say Carnival, but you can use these masks for Mardi Gras.

I love how this paper plate mask perfect for Fat Tuesday is super colorful – via Happy Brown House

Mardi Gras Necklace Crafts

7. Make Your Own Fat Tuesday Jewelry from Duct Tape

Here is a cool Duct Tape Mardi Gras necklace kids will have fun creating! -via Crafts by Amanda

8. Craft Mardi Gras Beads from Paper

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You don’t have to buy beads when you can make your own beads for Mardi Gras.

How to make paper beads is easier than you might think! Transform your paper beads into a Mardi Gras Necklace. Or try these DIY beads made from straws!

9. DIY Candy Necklace Worthy of New Orleans

A Mardi Gras candy necklace can double as a activity and snack! -via No Time for Flash Cards

10. Felt Bead Necklace Craft

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This wool necklace is perfect for Mardi Gras.

Fun and super simple to make Mardi Gras wool felt bead necklace. -via GUBLife

Mardi Gras Bracelet Crafts

11. Create a Mardi Gras Bracelet

Make a chunky blue bangle bracelet you’ll actually wear made of Mardi Gras necklaces! -via Brit+Co

12. Cuff Bracelet Craft for a Mardi Gras Party

This Mardi Gras cuff bracelet is simple and fun.  Kids will embrace all the confetti sparkles. via Crafting with Kids

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Mardi Gras Hats & Crown Crafts

13. Make a Jester Hat

Kids will have fun wearing this Mardi Gras jester hat! -via Activity Village

14. Craft a Jester’s Collar

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This Jester collar is perfect for Mardi Gras. It even has all the right colors.

Make a Mardi Gras jester collar! -via Activities for Kids

15. Create a Jester Hat with a Twist

Here’s another Mardi Gras jester hat with easy instructions! -via First Palette

16. Everyone Needs to Make a Crown!

Mardi gras crafts- gold crown with blue red and purple decorations- kids activities blog
Don’t like the Jester Collar? Then make a Mardi Gras crown!

Have kids make their own Mardi Gras Crown from a paper plate. – via First Palette

17. Craft a Mardi Gras Headpiece…where is the parade?

Here is a fun Mardi Gras headpiece for kids. -via Free Kids Crafts

Make Music with These Mardi Gras Crafts

18. Make a Tambourine

Mardi Gras Crafts- Tambourine from purple and gold paper plates and green, gold, and purple beads- kids activities blog
How cute are these Mardi Gras tambourines?

Make some noise with this Mardi Gras themed homemade tambourine! -via Activities for Kids

19. Craft a Mardi Gras Drum

My kids had fun making this Mardi Gras coffee can DIY instrument! -via KinderArt

20. Mardi Gras Maracas Craft

Add these Mardi Gras DIY maracas for kids to your homemade musical instrument arsenal!

Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids - Make a Mardi Gras bead wreath - Kids Activities Blog
Make a simple bead wreath for Mardi Gras!

More Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids

21. Try Some Bead Painting

Mardi Gras inspired bead painting is a great art project for preschoolers. -via Where Imagination Grows

22. Delicious Mardi Gras Crafts

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This is a great Mardi Gras craft for younger kids like toddlers and preschoolers.

How about some edible Mardi Gras crafts for the kids! -via The Typical Mom

23. Mardi Gras Sensory Bins

Another easy craft project that turns into a fun toy is creating a Mardi Gras sensory bin. -via My Baba

More Mardi Gras Fun for Kids

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Add some glue, glitter and feathers to this coloring page set for Mardi Gras!

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Happy Mardi Gras!  Which was your child’s favorite Mardi Gras craft idea?

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  1. Beautiful masks. My son loves to wear masks (the zorro one, especially), and making one will keep him occupied.

    1. So I see no link or directions for the simple mardi gras bead wreath. It’s be perfect for my older kids to make. A link would be SO helpful!

      1. Hi, Kelly! It looks like the blog that created the craft is no longer (something we can’t control, unfortunately!), but I did a Google search and found a YouTube video tutorial showing how to make a similar Mardi Gras wreath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnnOG43FK8Y I hope that helps and that you and the kids have fun!