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Fiesta Sombrero and Maracas

It’s the 5th of May! Cinco de Mayo. If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate with children and infuse some culture into the day, make a colorful Fiesta Sombrero and Maracas craft. You can even use it to serve chips and salsa. How fun!

Fiesta Time!

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States on May 5th as a celebration of Mexican – American culture. While not really observed in Mexico, there is some significance to the date. It commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In the U.S. we certainly enjoy chips and salsa whatever day they are served!

Fiesta Sombrero and Maracas craft for serving chips and salsa

Fiesta Sombrero and Maracas

Supplies Needed:

  • Paper Plate, yellow
  • Plastic Disposable Cup, Orange
  • Tacky Glue
  • Poms (assorted colors)
  • 2-Plastic Easter Eggs
  • 4-Plastic Spoons
  • Rice
  • Pipe Cleaners, red, white and green
  • Washi Tape

craft supplies to make Fiesta Sombrero and Maracas


Fill the Easter eggs with rice and place in-between 2 spoons. Using the washi tape, tape the spoons together tightly around the handles to secure the eggs.

filling plastic eggs with rice

Next, take the 3 pipe cleaners and wrap around the plastic cup and twist to fit snug.

colors of Mexico pipe cleaners around cup

Glue 8 poms around the top edge of the plate, every 2” or so.

gluing on poms

Glue the cup, open side down, to the center of the plate.

Serve chips in your sombrero with some salsa on the side.

completed Fiesta Sombrero and Maracas

What an attractive display for a little party!Fiesta Sombrero serving idea for chips and salsa

Happy Cinco De Mayo!