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Papel picado banner for Day of the Dead
China Paper or Tissue Paper
If you are going to use one of our free molds, just click on the image, print it and then fold it so that the design is on one side.
Cut four rectangles of china or tissue paper the size of a letter sheet.
Align the rectangles of china paper with the mold that we printed, fold it and secure it with a clip.
Cut out, taking care to cut out only the areas that would be hollow in the paper.
When finished, remove the clip, separate the four sheets of papel picado.
To make the garland or banner I used orange scotch tape. This color reminds me of cempasuchil flowers, you can use this ribbon or any thin cord.
Place the ribbon on top of each of the rectangles, fold the ribbon and glue the paper, leaving an extra piece at each end to allow to hang.