Posts Tagged "mardi gras"

Easy Mardi Gras Mask Craft for Kids

Get creative with the kids and make your own Mardi Gras masks! These artsy activity is more than just a holiday celebration. Along with learning about Mardi Grad, your child can build fine motor skills, develop color and shape recognition, explore through their senses and exercise their ever-expanding imagination. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Paper plates Crayons Scissors Clear-drying school glue A hole punch Thin ribbon Craft feathers Sequins How To Art-Making Steps Draw the mask shape onto the paper plate. Use the entire with of the plate. Your child can create an oval, a butterfly design or any...

Easy Mardi Gras Treats

The king cake is a Mardi Gras staple. The New Orleans tradition is a frosted holiday treat with a special surprise inside—a plastic toy baby! If your kiddos want to try out this recipe, but your baking skills fall below what is needed to bake this brioche dough goodie from scratch, these king cake-inspired recipes are perfect alternatives. King Cupcake This holiday baking idea is ideal for larger groups of kids, making it an easy activity for your family's Mardi Gras party or a playdate. Pick your favorite vanilla or golden cake recipe or use a boxed mix. Instead of...

Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids

Even though Mardi Gras celebrations may seem more like adult activities, you can mark this holiday with your family too. Celebrate with a  cute craft that kids of all ages can make. Get the whole family in on the artsy action, creating together for the holiday. Mardi Gras Beads This is an easy-to-make activity, that can also help kids to work on their fine motor skills. Simply start with a piece of yarn. Tie a knot at one end, then start stringing beads. When you get to the end, loop the necklace together and tie it tight. Repeat to make...

Kids’ Mardi Gras Bead-Making Craft

Celebrate Mardi Gras with your very own bead-making project. Instead of buying the strands of beads that are part of the celebration tradition, your kids can create a crafty version. How can your child make their own beads? Look in your kitchen and you may just find an answer. If you have dried pasta, your kids can craft their own artsy beads. Instead of spaghetti or angel hair, you’ll need a pasta that the kids can string. This means using ziti, penne, macaroni elbows or another shape that has a hole or a tube down the center. You can even...

Mardi Gras Parade Mask Craft

Celebrate Fat Tuesday and through your own Mardi Gras parade – at home! If you can’t get to New Orleans for the festivities, you can have your own carnival with handmade costumes and crafty masks. Use the official Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) as the focus of this easy-to-make art activity. Materials: Craft felt (in yellow, green or purple) A hole punch Ribbon (in metallic gold, green or purple) Glitter and craft feathers (again, in gold, green or purple) Clear-drying school glue Scissors A marker Instructions: Draw the mask design onto the felt. Create a football shape, an...