This year the stars are aligned and Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday. SCORE! Even though we are at home we can still celebrate. Gather up the basic household supplies needed to create Easy Clay Pot Sombreros, pour yourself a margarita, and get crafting with the kiddos!
Crafting with the Kids on Cinco de Mayo is easy with Terra Cotta Pots
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Here's what you need to make Sombreros:
- Clay (terra cotta) Pots and Saucers – I used 3″ pots and 4.5″ saucers. You can make them any size you want, but be sure the saucer is larger than the pot, so it looks like a sombrero.
- Americana Acrylics from DecoArt – Straw Yellow, Foliage Green, Wild Orchid, Bahama Blue
- Dynasty Paint Brush – one-half-inch flat wash
- Rick Rack – assorted colors
- Mini Pom Pom Ball Fringe – assorted colors
- Pom Poms – assorted colors
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scissors – I LOVE my Fiskars!
Here's how to create easy Sombreros from Clay Pots:
Basecoat the clay pots and saucers with Straw Yellow, leaving the top band on the pot plain. Apply a second coat, if necessary. Set aside to dry.
Stack the pot upside down in the center of the saucer to create Easy Clay Pot Sombreros. Adhere with a glue gun, if desired. I leave the pot separate from the saucer for easy storage.
Once dry, attach a contrasting color of rick rack to the sombrero hatband using a glue gun a glue sticks. Trim to size with scissors and secure the ends.
Adhere mini pom pom ball fringe in a coordinating color to the outside edge of the sauce with a glue gun and glue sticks. Trim to size with scissors and secure the ends with additional glue.
To finish the Easy Clay Pot Sombreros, glue a pom pom in a coordinating bright color to cover the drain hole in the bottom of the clay pot.
That was quick, wasn't it? I hope you have enjoyed my Easy Clay Pot Sombreros tutorial and you will use this project as a jumping-off point to get crafty with the kiddos today! Use these sombreros as colorful decorations for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Add a flag with a skewer, paper, and marker to create place cards.
Hide some candy inside the clay pot and create a sweet party favor.
Make a bunch of Easy Clay Pot Sombreros in different sizes to create a one of a kind centerpiece! If you don't have clay pots and saucers available then paper cups and plates are the perfect substitutes and toddler friendly, too.
Check out my Cinco de Mayo inspired Churro Marshmallow Crispy Treats post for a yummy, sweet, crunchy, and gooey dessert!
Thanks for stopping by!