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Perhaps the most festive spring holiday falls on May 5th, you know – Cinco de Mayo!
Today we’re making sombreros using small clay terra cotta pots, and of course, I’m sharing this festive tutorial with you! Don’t forget to check out my Cinco de Mayo dessert tacos, too!
Aside from all the great food that we’ll be making to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we’re breaking out the paint and clay pots to make easy Cinco de Mayo sombrero candy holders.
Cinco de Mayo Crafts – Terra Cotta Sombreros
These clay pot sombrero hats are great for a number of uses.
You can make small sombreros and use them for name placeholders, filled with M&M’s at your Cinco de Mayo party.
These Mexican sombrero crafts are super fun and festive, you can also get larger terra cotta pots and use them as flower holders, other Mexican party decorations, or even as garden decorations.
This terra cotta pot craft is really simple and quite inexpensive.
All you’ll need is a terra cotta pot, a terra cotta saucer, and your decorations; paint, and other festive craft decorations.
It’s your hat, put your own spin on it!
So, whattaya say – let’s make terra cotta pot sombreros!
- Terra cotta clay pots (get them here)
- Terra cotta clay saucers (get them here)
- Food Grade Paint (I used red, green, and yellow)
- Glue (I used contact cement)
- M&M’s candies
- Other decorations – optional
Terra Cotta Clay Pot Sombrero Hats
I’m starting with four clay pots, four clay saucers, and three different color paints, red, yellow, and green.
Those are the best three Mexican party colors, right? Sure! I think they’ll mix and match well, too.
Paint The Clay Pots
I spray paint each pot and saucer set one color. This will be our base color. One clay pot will be colored red, another green, the third yellow, and the fourth set, we’ll see.
Aren’t these clay pot sombreros going to turn out great!?
Spray on light coats of spray paint and apply a second or third coat if necessary.
Alternatively, you can use acrylic paint and a brush if you wish.
We got a little crazy with one of the pots and saucers and sprayed all three colors on it.
Actually, in hindsight, I think we would have sprayed all three colors on them and called it a day – because I really liked the way it turned out!
But, we didn’t spray multiple colors on all of them, so we’ll dress up this craft by applying complementary color designs with paint using a foam brush.
For the green pot, we’ll add red and yellow-painted designs, for the red pot we’ll add yellow-painted designs, and for the yellow pot, we’ll add green and red painted designs.
Get creative with this part, paint them however you wish!
We used foam brushes and painted the rims of the pots and saucers before adding some stipples, lines, and dots.
Gluing The Clay Pot Sombrero Hats Together
Next, add a bead of contact cement or other glue to the rim of the pot, then flip it over and stick it to the center of the inside of the saucer.
Use as many or as few decorations as you’d like for this craft, the possibilities are limitless!
You can use anything and everything from paint, to pipe cleaners, glue, and glitter – dress your sombrero crafts anyway you want.
Get the kids involved and make it a party!
Cinco de Mayo Party Craft
For us, we just used paint for decoration.
However, we’re filling our sombrero hat brims M&M’s candies!
These give the clay pot a fun, festive and tasty decoration that everyone will love!
This really is a fun Cinco de Mayo craft project that even the kids can get involved with.
You may remember the M&M’s Flavor Vote and I loved the Chili Nut M&Ms, but ultimately, the Coffee Nut variety won!
Try this easy 5th of May project…it’ll add a little spice to your party with these clay pot sombreros!
Looking for another craft idea, try this acrylic paint pour!
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