Mardi Gras Crafts for the Whole Family

Have fun with these Mardi Gras crafts to celebrate with the entire family.

Mardi Gras Bead Painting

Dip the beads in paint then press onto paper!

Put the paint, beads, and paper into a plastic bag for mess free painting!

Use the finished masterpieces to make a festive garland!

Mardi Gras Hand Masks

These masks are very easy to make; just trace little hands and attach in the middle. You can use a black marker to draw eyes.

It is almost impossible to trace little hands under the age of two, so here is an easy trick...

Use water to stamp wet hands on the paper, then cut out the handprints before the water dries!

Paper Fluer de Lis

We used colored paper and glue sticks to make these fluer de lis!

Mardi Gras Shakers

These were a big hit!
  • Decorate the outside of paper plates with Mardi Gras colors
  • Place rice or beans inside
  • Use tape to seal the edges
  • Attach ribbon to make Mardi Gras tambourine shakers

Don't forget to have a family parade, and "Shake it on down to New Orleans"!
Have Fun!