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Papel picado (“perforated paper”) is the beautiful Mexican art of cutting paper into elaborate designs. One of the best sites on the web, The Toymaker, has some simple templates to make your own papel picado Halloween banner.
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.
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.
What a simple way to make your home festive!
Be sure to visit the Toymaker for all her lovely paper toys. I love her darling cat favor boxes.