The flag colors represent things that are important to the Mexican culture.
Green- the hope for a better culture
White- the purity of the Catholic faith
Red- all the blood people shed for their independence.
I cut a piece of poster board in 4 rectangles.
Drew lines on the poster board with a pencil for Cheyanne to follow.
Cheyanne painted it in bright colors. Allow to dry.
Punched hole on the sides.
Cheyanne threaded beads on chenille stems.
I wrapped the beaded chenille stems through the holes.
Allow to dry.
Fill the 1 bowl with some dried beans or rice.
Glue on large craft stick to the inside of a bowl. (I hot glued it) Put about a 1/4 of the stick inside the bowl, to make it sturdy enough to hold the Maracas.
Glue on second bowl.
We did not do this but I thought it would also be a fun activity.
Show your child some pictures of Mexican pottery from a book or Internet.
Then get some clay and create some of your own pottery.