Easy Paper Taco Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Taco Craft Template and make this Easy Cinco de Mayo Activity for Kids. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts on CraftingJeannie.com!

Paper Taco Craft by Crafting Jeannie
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This Easy Paper Taco craft is the perfect Dragon’s Love Tacos activity, to celebrate National Taco Day, or as a Cinco de Mayo Craft! Get the Free Taco Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.

cute taco craft by Crafting Jeannie
How cute is this guy??

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Did you know that many people believe that the taco was eaten in Mexico before the Spanish arrived? Read more about it on Wikipedia.

Watch the Taco Craft video and see how easy it is to make the supplies and assemble this easy food Craft for kids:

Let’s Taco ‘Bout What You Need

Here’s your paper taco craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my full disclosure policy for more information):

Do this easy Mexican craft for preschoolers while reading these fun Books:

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Free Taco Craft Template

Download the Free Taco Craft Printable. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.

Taco Craft Template by Crafting Jeannie
The free Taco Craft PDF includes everything you need for this craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Smores Craft Shapes

Once you have the Taco craft templates printed out, staple them to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will have so much fun with this paper taco craft!

Taco craft for kids by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a Taco that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Fold the yellow oval in half to make a paper taco shell.
  2. Glue the brown “meat” paper onto the taco shell.
  3. Glue the green “lettuce” paper on top of the meat. Make sure some of the brown paper is still visible.
  4. Use a marker to draw the seeds onto your red paper tomatoes.
  5. Glue the red “tomato slices” onto your paper taco.
  6. Glue the small strip of yellow “cheese” onto your taco craft
  7. Make the corn tortillas marks by drawing little lines on the outside of the shell with a marker
  8. Optional: Now your taco can open and shut. You can draw on a face or add googly eyes. You can even turn it into a writing activity by making it a fun birthday card or Valentine’s Day card.
  9. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
fold your paper taco in half

Step 1: Fold the yellow oval in half to make a paper taco shell.

glue the brown paper meat onto the taco craft

Step 2: Glue the brown “ground beef” paper onto the taco shell.

glue the green paper lettuce onto the paper taco

Step 3: Glue the green “lettuce” paper on top of the meat. Make sure some of the brown paper is still visible.

draw seeds on your paper tomatoes

Step 4: Use a marker to draw the seeds onto your red paper tomatoes.

glue the tomatoes onto your paper taco

Step 5: Glue the “tomato slices” onto your paper taco.

Glue the yellow paper cheese onto your taco craft

Step 6: Glue the small strips yellow “cheese” onto your taco craft.

Step 7: Make the corn tortillas marks by drawing little lines on the outside of the shell with a marker

cute taco craft by Crafting Jeannie
Make your taco extra cute by adding a face and cheeks!

Step 8: Optional: Now your taco can open and shut. You can draw on a face or add googly eyes. You can even turn it into a writing activity by making it a fun birthday card or Valentine’s Day card. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

And you’re finished with this fun craft!

This is such a fun and simple paper craft for preschoolers.

Make this Taco craft for Cinco de Mayo, to learn about Mexico, as a fun food craft, just for fun at home.

Want more Paper Food Crafts for Kids?

If you liked this construction paper taco craft, check out some of my other Food Crafts for Kids:

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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