Mardi Gras is near! If your ready to celebrate this, but are looking for some activities that are fun for kids too I have a few using cereal…..that is easy to find! Here are a few Mardi Gras crafts for kids using cereal, and a fun baking project where you can make Mardi Gras cupcakes with a hidden baby in one too. (originally published 2/16)
Fruit Loops cereal is great when creating Mardi Gras crafts for kids because it has just the right colors in it….and a few extras for snacking along the way. 😉 Yes….Mardi Gras colors are purple, green, and yellow. Fruit loops have these colors as well as red, orange, and blue…those can be for snacking!
Mardi Gras crafts for kids
Activity #1, Sorting – You know when you do a fun Cheerios activity, or you use marshmallows in the classroom or at home to create something cute but inevitably the children have a HARD time not snacking along the way. Well this is a great one where half can be snacked on, and the other half, the Mardi Gras colored cereal, can be set aside for the activities.
Activity #2, Who has the baby? – You know how traditional King cakes have a baby hidden inside and whoever gets the piece with the baby in it is the “winner”…..well if you give each child a bowl full of Fruit Loops you can hide one of these small babies (found at party stores or you can order plastic babies here – affiliate link) in one of the bowls and before sorting them out you can see who the “winner” is.
Activity #3 , Make jewelry – Use string, ribbon, or lanyard and let them string the 3 Mardi Gras colored cereal on to make a necklace or bracelet. Easy and inexpensive activity that will keep them busy for a bit!
Activity #4, Trace your Name – You can write their name LARGE on a piece of paper and let them glue the Mardi Gras colored cereal on the lines. As an extra activity have them create a pattern using the 3 colors as they glue them on the line. You could print out a simple picture instead that they glue the cereal on instead of their name too.
If you’re looking for a fun and easy Mardi Gras dessert to make, here is one we did and found to be fun!
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