Mardi Gras takes place each year, exactly 47 days before Easter. Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday, which is the final day of revelry before Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. The colors of Mardi Gras are purple (justice), green (faith), and gold (power). Here at Fun Family Crafts, we’ve gathered over 40 Mardi Gras crafts and recipes for kids of all ages.
Mardi Gras Crafts and Recipes
Here are 10 of our favorite Mardi Gras crafts. You can see all 40+ crafts here.
1. Mardi Gras Mini Float -Use cardboard boxes to make mini Mardi Gras floats to wear in your own parade! There’s so much room for creativity with this fun product.
2. Mardi Gras Crown – This fun Mardi Gras crown is great for kids of all ages. Decorate it with feathers, stickers, sequins, glitter or any other materials you have on hand.
3. Mardi Gras Yarn Bug – Make a cute and festive decoration for your Mardi Gras celebration with this colorful yarn bug. It’s easy and fun!
4. King Cake – Enjoy the Mardi Gras tradition of eating King Cake with this quick and easy version. It starts with purchased bread dough.
5. Duct Tape Mardi Gras Beads – Turn green, purple and gold duct tape into colorful beads for Mardi Gras! String them on yarn to make bracelets and necklaces to wear while celebrating.
6. Mardi Gras Pinwheels – Foil streamers become shiny pinwheels with this fun Mardi Gras craft. Use them to decorate during a party or carry them in a parade!
7. Mardi Gras Necklace -This pasta necklace is fun for all ages, but it is especially great for kids with developing motor skills. Take the opportunity for some patterning practice, too!
8. Mardi Gras Masks – The sky’s the limit when it comes to decorating masks for Mardi Gras. Provide kids with construction paper, stickers, glitter, paint and other craft supplies and let their creativity run wild.
9. Duct Tape Mardi Gras Mask – Use duct tape to create a colorful, sparkly mask for Mardi Gras. Wear it to a parade or a party.
10. Mardi Gras Heart Pin – This colorful Mardi Gras heart pin was designed in support of Hurricane Katrina victims. It’s a wonderful craft project to make and wear at Mardi Gras.
If you would like to visit the actual Mardi Gras celebration and parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, get more information about Mardi Gras New Orleans here. And don’t forget to check out all of our Mardi Gras crafts here!