Recycled Maracas

Maracas made from recycled cardboard tubes.

These easy to make Recycled Maracas add to the celebration of Cinco do Mayo and encourage recycling too. The kids can decorate their Maracas in bright Mexican colors and stage their own celebration.

Trivia:  Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on the fifth of May and commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). It is a minor holiday in Mexico but in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.


5 thoughts on “Recycled Maracas”

  1. lynne says:

    what are crystal light containers

    • Betty Bose says:

      Crystal Light is a powdered drink here in the USA. It is a round cardboard container with a plastic lid. Not sure what you have in the UK that is comparable but a moderately sized round container should work the same. Anybody with suggestions please post.

  2. Haven Hall says:

    I love the craft but Crystal light is to expensive to buy for class room craft any suggestions on a different container

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