Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? If not, you really should! Here are ten ways to help you get in the holiday spirit with your family and friends.
1) Mardi Gras Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
If you have a kid between the ages of 4 and 14, you definitely know all about slime! It’s the latest craze and kids are obsessed. This recipe allows you to make your own festive slime while spending time together as opposed to just buying it from the store.
2) DIY Mardi Gras Masks from 100 Directions
No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without a fancy mask! These are easy to make using paper, a straw, and the provided template. You can make these as simple or as gaudy as you’d like. Kids will love to jazz them up with glitter, jewels, and feathers!
3) Mardi Gras Calming Jar from Mom Dot
While beautiful to look at, calming jars are also behavior education tools that help a child in the throes of a meltdown for whatever reason calm down. Kids will love watching the baby float serenely around the jar.
4) Mardi Gras Paper Plate Tambourine from Activities for Kids
Half the fun of a Mardi Gras celebration is the musical entertainment! Your kids will be able to join in on the New Orleans jazz with these little tambourines made from paper plates and beads. This would be a great craft for Pre-K and lower elementary classes.
5) Pom Pom Mardi Gras Creatures from S&S Blog
These little guys will surely brighten up anyone’s day! It’s funny how some pom poms and crazy eyes can make crafts come alive. Use purple, green, and gold as your main creature colors and you’ll have your very own Mardi Gras themed pal.
6) Paper Jester Hat Craft from Mardi Gras Outlet
Every Mardi Gras party needs a jokester! Kids will enjoy using green, purple, and yellow paper to create their very own jester hats. The provided template makes it super easy to create. This would be another great activity for an elementary class. Try printing the templates onto the colored paper to save even more time!
7) Mardi Gras Mask from Activities for Kids
Here’s another take on the traditional Mardi Gras mask. This one has you use foam sheets for the mask so they are safe and comfortable for little faces. There is a long list of possible decorating materials for your masks. I really like the idea of using cupcake liners!
8) Mardi Gras Bead Coasters from Rust and Sunshine
If you’ve ever been to a Mardi Gras celebration, there’s one thing you surely have-lots and lots of beads! Why not recycle some of those necklaces into festive coasters for your guests to enjoy at your next Mardi Gras bash? I like how versatile this craft is. By changing up the color of the beads, you can easily make coaster sets for any holiday!
9) Fat Tuesday Calming Jar from Mom Dot
Here’s another option for a calming jar that fits a Mardi Gras theme. If you haven’t tried these out with your kids yet, you really should! If for nothing else, they give kids a sensory experience that helps ease their minds and emotions before bedtime.
10) King’s Crown Craft from All Parenting
Every kid wants the chance to be king or queen for a day, so they will love this crafty activity. Use purple and green embellishments to make a crown fit for Mardi Gras royalty!
Happy Fat Tuesday everybody!