These are the easiest maracas you'll ever make! All you need are plastic spoons, plastic easter eggs, fillers (such as jelly beans, beans, rice) and duct tape! I made these maracas with my kids and they were a total hit!
This is one craft I've been wanting to do with my kids for a while, but I haven't because it I think it might be too difficult. But these is the year we're finally going to venture into uncharted land and make (and break) our own piñata.
Metal Art 3
I've always admired art pieces made with a techinique known as repujado, in Spanish. Basically, it just means using a special tool to raise metal. Now that I've found instructions on how to make it with my kids using foil paper, I can't wait to get to it.
You know all those toilet paper rolls you've been saving to do crafts with your kids? Here's the perfect chance to use them and to teach your niños about the Quetzal, Guatemala's national bird.
Caretas are paper mache masks that were traditionally used during festivals to scare lapsed Christians into returning to the church, and have roots in both Spain and Africa, which make up the predominant ancestries of the Puerto Rican people. Though the origins are slightly dark, they have become a symbol of celebration.
Molas--pictures made out of cloth--are traditionally made by the Kuna women of the Panama's San Blas Islands to decorate their clothes. These days, they are also sold to tourists as tapestries. But there's no need to break out the sewing machine for this craft--you can recreate a mola using construction paper.
Sugar jewelry 8
Sugar has played an undeniably huge role in the development and survival of the Cuban economy. In fact, it is the reason many roads and railroads were built on the island, resulting in a surge of Spanish migrants, who helped define the culture of the Cuban people. These adorable sugar cube necklaces and bracelets are a great way to pay homage.