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Free Printable: Mini Papel Picado

Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is almost here! I love decorating the house in the fall inspired by this celebration that, although sounds a bit sad and gloomy “Day of the Dead”, it’s quite fun. It’s about remembering our loved ones who passed away in a happy and above all, colorful way!

Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

One of the most popular activities of the celebration is the papel picado, which is used in decorating the altar on November 1st and November 2nd. I created this Mini Papel Picado Printable for you to download, print out, cut and hang in your home and use it to decorate your altar or decorate a party or string along with your Halloween decorations throughout the fall!

Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

MATERIALS:

Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

STEPS:

1. Download the PDF and print it on colored paper.

2. Cut each piece. I made a latte, decaf *sigh* #pregnant, turned on the television and sat for a few minutes to cut these mini papel picados while watching Law & Order. Relax for a few minutes and do something like this and you’ll be done before you know it. If you don’t want to cut every curve at the bottom, which can be a bit tedious, cut them in rectangle.

3. Make two holes on each side of each piece.

4. Pass a thread through all the pieces, you can play with the order of the colors for a fun effect.

5. Hang your mini papel picado and start enjoying this joyful celebration!

Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

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Free Printable: Day of Dead Mini Papel Picado | Live Colorful

9 Responses

  1. lisa diaz says:

    So adorable! Sharing!!!

  2. Love this Day of the Dead printable!! Awesome post!! :-)

  3. Roxana Johnson says:

    Thanks for sharing! So cute!

  4. Jeanine says:

    These are my favvvvorite ever!!! They’re soooo beautiful!! I am definitely putting them up this year! Thank you for sharing so much color in the world

  5. Tracy says:

    Beautifully easy to decorate the classroom!

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