Papel Picado Halloween Banners

    Posted by  ·  October 29, 2009

    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.

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    Filed Under: Crafts for kids, Halloween

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    1. Monday, October 7th, 2013
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    2. JulieJ
      Thursday, October 28th, 2010
      Where did you find the crepe paper? I looked at JoAnnes, Michael's and WalMart. No one carried it so I purchased orange and black tissue paper.
    3. Ona
      Friday, October 8th, 2010
      This is awesome - I'm trying to figure out where to buy that big crepe paper!?!?
    4. Belinda
      Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
      I did this one - simple and looks great - kept kids busy for 1/2 hour - do you have anything like this for christmas?
    5. Alice Wilson
      Sunday, November 1st, 2009
      This is a great idea to keep my daughter busy while my son is napping! I'm going to find a way to make them without the holiday theme. Thanks for the idea. I'd like to recommend that you check out ReadyMade, a client of mine, they have some great arts and crafts
      projects you'd be interested in as well.
    6. Terry
      Friday, October 30th, 2009
      These are really neat....saving for next year to do with Gandchildren.
      Thnk you.
    7. Thursday, October 29th, 2009
      What a fun kids art project. Thanks for sharing.
    8. Thursday, October 29th, 2009
    9. Thursday, October 29th, 2009
      What a great inexpensive idea! I am going to use this next year! Thanks!