Saturday, September 18, 2010

Papel Picado Halloween Banners

Papel picado ("perforated paper") is the beautiful Mexican art of cutting paper into elaborate designs.

halloween banners decorations

Traditionally tissue paper is used to make these banners. We had good luck using crepe paper. I printed out the designs, foldel the template in half along with a piece of crepe paper inside and fastened with paper clips. My daughter then was able to cut around the outside edges eaisly. I helped with the inside bits.

halloween banners decorations

Cut out as many as you like.

To make ready for hanging we folded the top edge over a piece of string and glued, being careful not to stretch the crepe paper.

halloween decorations

What a simple way to make your home festive!

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