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!
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 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
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. Upcycle Your Craft Supplies into a Mardi Gras Mask
Make a colorful Mardi Gras mask with lefterover crayon shavings! -via Mami Talks
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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?
Make Music with These Mardi Gras Crafts
18. Make a Tambourine
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! -via KinderArt
More Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids
21. Try Some Bead Painting
Mardi Gras inspired bead painting is a great art project for preschoolers. -via Pint Sized NOLA
22. Delicious Mardi Gras Crafts
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 Pint Sized NOLA
More Mardi Gras Fun for Kids
- Download & print these free Mardi Gras coloring pages that both kids and adults will have fun coloring and decorating.
- Need some King Cake recipes that vary from semi-homemade to fancy? <–We have 15 different King cake ideas for Fat Tuesday!
- Didn’t find the perfect Mardi Gras mask craft for your kids? Check out these printable animal masks that could be embellished for Mardi Gras.
- If you ever get to Louisiana, check out our 10 Things to Do with Kids in New Orleans!
- Don’t miss this King Cake recipe for Mardi Gras!
Happy Mardi Gras! Which was your child’s favorite Mardi Gras craft idea?