Mardi Gras Beads
Fat Tuesday, the culmination of Mardi Gras, is next week. Oddly enough, it seems that Mardi Gras in New Orleans can be an enjoyable experience for kids as well as adults. There are daily parades held a safe distance away from the drunken revelers on Bourbon Street and the krewes throw out tons of free stuff to the squealing children. Until the 1960s, they tossed glass beads made in Czechoslovakia, but now it’s plastic beads made in China.
So here’s an eco-friendly and low-budget way to celebrate Mardi Gras with your kids.
-paper cutter or scissors
-acrylic paint and paint brush
Published February 19, 2009. Last updated February 24, 2017.