Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Today we celebrate Mexican heritage and pride.  Cinco de Mayo is a day to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the American Civil War.

Not only is Cinco de Mayo a significant day in history, but it is also a day to spend time with family and enjoy this lovely summer weather!

We found the cutest craft to do with your kids and can actually be transformed to fit any holiday!  Take a look at these easy to make, festive shakers thanks to “First Palette” 🙂

All you need is:

  • 2 small paper cups (or 1 food canister, e.g. Pringles)
  • Rice, beans, jingle bells or small coins
  • Crepe paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors

Step #1: Fill one cup half-way with beans or rice (get crazy and try jingle bells, legos, marbles…anything to make different sounds) 

Step #2: Use hot glue gun to join the 2 paper cups along their lip. If you used a food canister, you can fix its lid permanently in place with a hot glue gun.

Step #3: Paint the entire container with white acrylic paint. White acrylic paint serves as the primer – it covers any prints on the container and prepares it for the final color of paint.

Step #4:  Paint on your shaker with colored acrylic paint or poster paint. You can go with simple stripes, spots or even do one solid color. You can always add stickers, glitter glue or paper cut-outs when the paint dries. This particular shaker is intended to be a 4th of July project.

Step #5: Cut and glue crepe paper strips at the top or both on the top and bottom of your shaker.


Step #6: ENJOY!!


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Hope everyone has an amazing Monday and Cinco de Mayo!! 


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