Carnaval Con Crayola #CarnavalCrayola #shop #LaColectiva

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Have you ever attended Carnaval? Beautiful bright costumes, masks, and headpieces worn by all who attend the event. With Carnaval events going on all over, I wanted to create a DIY project with my son (a way for him to learn about the event and culture). My son and I ventured out to Walmart to pick up Crayola washable paint, Crayola 96 count crayons, and Crayola sidewalk chalk. I knew Crayola was a brand I can trust to create bright, colorful, and durable arts & crafts.

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After looking through photographs showing past Carnaval events, I asked my son what he wanted to create with his new Crayola items. He decided he wanted to do a mask and a crown. We quickly got to work!

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We used a variety of other craft items I had around the house – feathers (tons of feathers in Carnaval masks and head pieces), fuzzy flumes, and confetti.

carnaval2Face Mask #1:

  • Plain mask (create your own or buy from a craft shop)
  • Crayola washable paint (with paint/foam brushes)
  • Fuzzy bendable flumes
  • Confetti
  • feathers
  • glue/glue gun
  1. Have your child pick whatever color they want to paint their mask with (you can see above that my son chose purple, green, yellow, and orange for his mask)
  2. Start painting the mask (Let it dry)
  3. Next, pick out the sequin/confetti style you want to put around the eyes
  4. Glue the sequins/confetti how you like (we decided around the eyes)
  5. Wrap the fuzzy bendable flumes around your index finger to get the twirl
  6. Tape or use a glue gun (with adult supervision) to adhere the fuzzy flumes and feathers
  7. Allow everything to dry and enjoy!

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Face Mask #2:

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  • White round paper plate (the one with the ridges around the edges)
  • Crayola sidewalk chalk
  • feathers
  • Sequins/confetti
  • glue
  1. Using your white paper plate create the mask by cutting off half the bottom (see photo below for example) and cut out to holes for the eyes
  2. Color the mask with Crayola sidewalk chalk
  3. Using your finger (my son did) or soft piece of tissue rub the chalk side to side (to get a smooth finish)
  4. Decorate with feathers, sequins (or whatever you prefer)

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Crown:

  • Paper plate
  • Crayola 96 Count Crayons
  • pom poms
  • glitter
  • scissors
  1. Fold the paper plate
  2. Cut lines in an angle (almost form a triangular line) (should get about 7-8 triangles when you open the plate)
  3. Color each triangle as you wish with the Crayola crayons
  4. Add glitter
  5. Glue pom pom

carnaval5It was a lot of fun creating with Crayola washable paint, Crayola crayons, and crayola sidewalk chalk. The possibilities are endless when it comes to arts & crafts when using all the different items Crayola offers. The entire arts & crafts aisle was mostly Crayola products! It really helps children’s imagination run wild. My son was so creative and really impressed me with her Carnaval crafts! I hope the crafts we created will help you with your Carnaval craft ideas. If you want to see more Carnaval inspired crafts use hashtag #CarnavalCrayola or #CollectiveBias to see more.

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7 Comments

  1. March 13, 2014 / 10:48 am

    Now I know what my kids and I will be doing next week for spring break. Heading out today to buy my mask supplies! Thanks for these fun ideas. My girls are going to love making these.

  2. March 13, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    All of these are so cute! I’ve not seen the hat before, what a great idea that can be used for so many different things!
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  3. Newsy Parents
    March 13, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Love Crayola products! My husband and I can tell the difference between Crayola and others. We’ve never tried their paint before. How’d you like it? Enjoyed the crafts you and your son created. Thanks for sharing.
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