Three Kings Day and The Epiphany mark the beginning of Mardi Gras season. It’s officially time to bring out the purple, green and gold and Let the Good Times Roll or “Laissez les bon temps rouler” as they say down in Louisiana! I’ve scoured the net for fun Mardi Gras crafts and I’m sharing those with you below. Grab a slice of King Cake, check out these fun Mardi Gras crafts round up and let me know which craft you’ll be making in the comment section.
Mardi Gras Home Decor Craft
I love decorating my home for different holidays, Mardi Gras is no different! Year-round I have these beautiful wrought iron decorations hung in my home and for Mardi Gras, I jazz them up with beads, feathers and a mask or two. I bet you have some in your home right now you could decorate!
One of Kathy’s friends live in New Orleans and always makes these fabulous glittered shoes! Here’s the story behind them – and the glitter that is used!
A beautiful centerpiece idea that you can place on your dinner table or maybe even your living room. from SarahSaturdiy site. You can also click on the image to go to her site.
For Your Dinner Table
Do you change up your tablescape each month? Or maybe just for Fat Tuesday, add these beautiful napkin holders by Mardi Gras Outlet for your table. Look through the entire post and get more purple, green and gold-spiration.
The tragedy and comedy masks never look so festive, am I right?
Fun Mardi Gras Kid Crafts
Now for the kiddos! It’s so much fun to teach our kids about different holidays and they learn better when they use their hands. Here are some fun Mardi Gras kid crafts to teach everyone about the season of Carnival.
Mardi Gras Slime
MomDot has a great recipe for slime that wait for it- even has a baby hidden inside. What’s the baby about right? Well, the baby symbolizes luck and prosperity to whoever finds it in their slice of cake. That person is also responsible for purchasing the king cake the following year, or for throwing the next Mardi Gras party. In some traditions, the person that finds the baby is deemed “king” or “queen” for the evening. How fun right?!
Not only does it look like fun, it’s so pretty to look at! I love glitter!
Mardi Gras Masks
It’s not Mardi Gras unless there are masks involved! HomeSchoolPreschool has a great craft that is not only fun but also works your child’s fine motor skills. When therapy is fun!
Mardi Gras Sensory Bin
Now this is a great idea by SPDBloggerNetwork. I love the feeling of the beads and just having a bin for the kids to feel and touch these fun and festive items is such a great idea. And let’s be real, visually it’s so much fun to look at. If you have items from parades past add them to the bin with other purple, god and green items that are kid-friendly.