Colorful Cut-Paper Banners

Colorful Cut-Paper Banners craft

Create lacy tissue-paper decorations for Dia de los Muertos or any time you want to add a colorful flair to your décor.

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    Bright banners like these are a popular tradition in Mexico, especially at the end of October for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). To make your own lacy designs, use Crayola Scissors to cut tissue paper into rectangles about 9 inches (23 cm) x 12 inches (30 cm). Fold over a flap at the top of each paper. Do not cut into this flap or the area that it covers.

  • 2.

    One sheet at a time, fold your tissue paper in half and then in half again to make four layers. Cut interesting geometric or organic shapes out of all layers at once. Firmly hold the papers together while you cut.

  • 3.

    Open the paper. Fold it again one or two times and hold it up to the light. Wherever there is a solid area, you can cut more interior shapes! When you are satisfied with the first banner, repeat cutting with your other papers.

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    Lay each cut paper with the folded flap up. Place yarn along the crease. Glue the flaps closed with a Crayola Glue Stick so your banners hang from the yarn. Display your banners and you’re ready to party!