It's Cinco de Mayo! In Mexico, May 5 commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the U.S. and around the world, this date is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, observed by all, regardeless of ethnic origin.  

Want to celebrate with your kids?  Break out the craft supplies, raid the recycling bin, and whip up one of these fun, easy, Cinco de Mayo craft projects!

Bean bracelet

Bird rattle

Button castanets

Clothespin Mexican dancing doll

Colors of Mexico flag

Fiesta table decorations

Ichardo

Ojo de Dios

Maracas

Papel Cortado

Pony bead chili peppers

Sombrero