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Cinco de Mayo Crafts and Recipes

It’s no surprise that Cinco de Mayo is a highly anticipated event in Arizona, the home of a growing Latino and Hispanic community. Use these crafts and recipes to help celebrate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival on May 3 & 4, 2014.

Cinco de Mayo Crafts and Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Dish and Dessert Recipes

1.  Authentic Mexican guacamole

Guacamole

2.  Margarita cupcakes

3.  Restaurant-style salsa

4.  Sombrero cookies

Sombrero cookies

5.  Chicken tacos

6.  Churros

7.  Mexican-style grilled corn

Mexican-styled grilled corn

8.  Easy flan

9.  Fish tacos

10.  Tres leches cake

Cinco de Mayo Crafts

1.  Plastic egg maracas – The perfect after-Easter craft!

2.  Tissue paper flowers

Tissue paper flowers

3.  Bark paintings – Made with brown paper bags.

4.  Paper mariachi guitars

5.  Ojo de Dios (Eye of God)

Ojo de Dios (Eye of God)

6.  Mexican metal art – Made with aluminum foil.

7.  Macaroni bracelet

8.  Mini cactus – I love this, especially for Phoenix. I’d probably use something besides a cucumber, which limits the life of this cute craft.

Mini cactus craft

9.  Pasta noodle sombrero

10.  Colorful Mexican mask

Colorful Mexican mask

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