Thursday, April 24, 2014

Virtual Refrigerator: Papel Picado

Welcome to another edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! This weekly blog hop is co-hosted by A Glimpse of Our LifeAngels of HeartHomeschool Coffee Break, and Every Bed of Roses. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing the art that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges!

Virtual Refrigerator: Papel Picado
Kennady did this project awhile ago, but we kept forgetting to hang it up! This is 'papel picado', which means 'pierced paper'. It is a banner made of cut paper designs that is often used for special occasions in Mexico. Authentic Papel Picado is cut from tissue paper, and the artists use a mallet to punch through the papers. We used leftover solid color gift-wrap paper, and a template to trace the design, then cut it out with scissors. (We found one of the templates, along with instructions at

Then we taped the papers to a string and tied it up in front of the window.

The templates Kennady liked were actually for Day of Dead or for Halloween, but Papel Picado are used for all kinds of celebrations in Latin America.

I have to admit, the theme seems a little gloomy and out of place for springtime!
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Anonymous said...

Rose was looking for a little art inspiration for a banner, and I remembered this project and just showed it to her. Of course, she's wanting to do it with dragons....:-)

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