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Celebrate Mardi Gras with fun activities your little ones will love.

Here’s a fun list of Mardi Gras crafts, recipes and activities for kids. Whether you are looking for an easy kids craft, or a yummy treat to make, you’re sure to find something the kids will love. Mardi Gras is the big party before the fast, also known as Fat tuesday. celebrations include lots of delicious food (especially King Cake), brightly colored purple, green and gold decor and all kinds of sparkly party decor. So get out the glue and the glitter and get ready to create some party celebrating fun!


  1. Mardi Gras mask craft from Kids Activities Blog – decorate a mask using paint, feather and classic Mardi Gras beads.
  2. Mardi Gras Paper Plate Crown from AlphaMom – this paper plate crown is easy to make and can be decorated with all kinds of stickers, stars and other embellishments.
  3. Twizzlers Mardi Gras Necklace from No Time for Flashcards – make a yummy candy necklace with Mardi Gras colored Twizzlers candy.
  4. Paper Plate Mardi Gras Mask from Projects for Preschoolers – this Mardi Gras mask can be decorated with all kinds of sparkle and glitter. Use glitter paint or gems and other craft supplies to create a royal mask your kiddos will love.
  5. Shoebox Mardi Gras Float from Examiner – recycle a shoebox to create a mini float ready for the Mardi Gras celebrating.
  6. Make a King Cake from Kids Cooking Activities – this recipe is a yummy treat you can make with the kids for your Mardi Gras celebration.
  7. Printable Mardi Gras bird mask from Skip to My Lou – color and cut out your own Mardi Gras mask with this free printable.
  8. Noise Shakers from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Diavs – recycled your plastic water bottles into super fun noise makers for Mardi Gras.
  9. King Cake Cupcakes from Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. – make mini King Cake cupcakes and the kids will have a blast sharing this yummy treat.
  10. Jester Hat from All Parenting – get out the colored paper and scissors and make a fun Jester Hat for Mardi Gras.
  11. All About King Cakes from Kids Activities Blog – all kinds of fun info and facts about King Cakes and where to try one.
  12. Mardi Gras Sensory Bin from Jefferson Parish Parent – gather a variety of objects with a Mardi Gras theme to create this interactive activity box for kids.
  13. King Cake Pancakes from Tablespoon – start the day off celebrating Mardi Gras with Kind Cake pancakes – they almost look too fun to eat!
  14. Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath from She’s Kinda Crafty – use a variety of Mardi Gras colored ribbon to create a pretty wreath to decor for your Mardi Gras party.
  15. Duct Tape Mardi Gras Beads from Crafts by Amanda – make your own Mardi Gras beads using brightly colored duct tape.
  16. Mardi Gras Word Search from Activity Village – download and print this free Mardi Gras word search activity page for your young readers.
  17. Beignets from Fav Family Recipes – make beignets with the kids and experience a traditional flavor of New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

I hope you have found some great things to create with your kids for Mardi Gras this year. These Mardi Gras Activities for kids will definitely make celebrating a lot more fun!