Paper Cutting Papel Picado

PAPEL PICADO & CELEBRATIONS

Paper cutting arts and artisans are found around the world, the practice is almost as old as the invention of paper.  A slideshow takes you to Latin America where tissue paper banners are intricately cut to decorate rooms, altars, patios, and more.  The workshop can be adapted to focus on Latinx cultural paper cutting traditions like Cinco de Mayo and Day of the Dead, also Lunar New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival activities.  Handle the real thing before creating your own. 

Best for ages 9 years +
60-90 minutes

BUILD A SERIES WITH:

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec

Shadow Puppets

Southern China

Papermaking

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