Mardi Gras Crafting with Kids

Mardi Gras and Carnival season are upon us! Let the good times roll with this fun, affordable craft that allows you to celebrate Mardi Gras wherever you are! If you’re town doesn’t celebrate Mardi Gras, bring the fun of floats to your home by grabbing a shoebox and few simple tools, including your child’s imagination and creativity.

Photo Credit: This Ole Mom Blog - "Shoebox Mardi Gras Float" 

Tools: Instructions:

  1. Pick a shoebox with a removable lid and begin covering both parts, the lid and box, with your chosen form of paper. No need to cover the inside of the box as it will be flipped over.
  2. Attach the lid to one side of the box and slide it onto the shoebox. The lid will serve as the back wall of the float.
  3. Use glue to attach the lid to the box. If you or another adult is present, use a hot glue gun in order to provide more durability. 
  4. Begin decorating! Your child’s imagination will soar as they decorate their dream float. Use any and all craft items available to decorate. Consider adding DG Party™ Foil Confetti to the float for a festive look that includes a variety of colors to match any theme. Don’t forget to add your dolls or riders!
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