I’m sure we’ve all rocked out with a cardboard box as a guitar before, right? It’s seriously the best kind of creative play. We took that idea, simplified it, and put our own colorful, creative spin on it with this Cinco De Mayo Cardboard Guitar Craft! With Cinco De Mayo coming up soon, this is such a great opening to honor and learn about the day, as well. Who said homeschooling wasn’t fun?
Not only is this a great Cinco De Mayo craft, but it’s also another fun way to instill shapes in the younger ones. All we’re using from the cardboard is a square, a longer rectangle, and a short rectangle. Then cutting a circle out of the square. It’s all about shapes! Then decorating and learning about the celebration.
If you’re looking to start a whole band, though, we also have this fun Cardboard Roll Microphone Craft, too. Then all you’re missing is drums, and that’s as easy as some old tin coffee cans.
For our Cinco De Mayo Cardboard Guitar Craft you will need cardboard, yarn, a single hole punch, paints and sharpie markers, glue, tape, and scissors.
Cinco De Mayo Cardboard Guitar Craft
- Single hole punch
- Sharpie markers, assorted colors
Begin by gathering your cardboard. We used the flaps from a shipping box.
Then cut your pieces. You will need a square for the body of the guitar, a long rectangle for the neck, and a short rectangle for the head of the guitar that’s just a bit wider than the width of the long rectangle.
Have an adult carefully insert the pointy end of the scissors into the square and cut out a circle.
Use the single hole punch to punch 6 holes along the bottom of the square.
Punch 6 holes along the shorter rectangle, as well.
Paint your pieces. We left our neck piece as plain cardboard. Let the paint dry, then further decorate with markers.
Attach the pieces. We used both glue and tape to make sure it all held together. Now cut a strand of yarn. Tape one end to the back of the cardboard.
Then continue to weave the yarn through the holes. Finally, tape the other end of yarn to the back of the cardboard. And you’re ready to rock!
Are you celebrating Cinco De Mayo? Or simply ready to rock? Either way, we hope you’ll love this simple guitar craft! Be sure to check out more of our fun crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!