Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats

Picture of a Shoebox Mardi Gras Float.

Capture the excitement of a Mardi Gras parade by making your own Mardi Gras floats out of shoeboxes! You Will Need:

  • Shoeboxes
  • Markers, paint, feathers, beads and other decorations
  • Craft sticks, pipe cleaners and straws
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Wrapping paper or craft paper
  • Optional: Small axels, wheels and string
Before the Party:

Wrap each shoe box in plain paper or paint it a solid color. Blank surfaces will be much easier for your guests to decorate.

At the Party:

Set up an area for your guests to do crafts by laying newspaper over a table.

Let guests decorate their shoeboxes to make miniature parade floats. If you'd like, you can show your Mardi Gras party guests some images from the Internet for inspiration.

After the floats are decorated and dry, hold a parade of your own! You can attach small toy wheels to the bottom of each shoebox or place the box over a toy car or truck. Attach a string to the front of the shoebox so guests can pull their floats along behind them!

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