DIY: Easy Punched Paper with Kids

Como hacer papel picado facil tutorial

Back in 2011 just when I started my blog I made a tutorial about how to make punched paper for Halloween. Well, checking my Google stats I discovered that “How to make punched paper” is actually my most viewed post!! How cool is that? I guess people are really curious about how to make traditional Mexican punched paper. Back then I explained that the traditional way to make these joyful flags of tissue paper is using a chisel, but honestly, although it would be amazing making some punched paper the traditional way, a super duper easy one sounds a lot of fun too, especially when it’s easy enough for the little kids to make.

So I let my mind work for a bit looking for an easier way to make them, even easier than last time when I used an exacto knife. I was so curious about how a normal sheet of paper would work for this project, because sometimes tissue paper can be a pain in the butt. Well, this little experiment worked! The letter size sheets of paper are just the perfect size to make these bright flags.

Wanna try this for Cinco the mayo? Follow these simple steps.

Como hacer papel picado facil tutorial

You are gonna need:

  • Colorful letter sized paper
  • Scissors
  • Thread

Como hacer papel picado facil tutorial

1. Fold the paper sheet three times

2. Trim two of the corners

3. Cut four triangles, two on each side

4. Fold the paper again and cut another triangle in the middle

5. It’s gonna look like this

6. Open the sheet and It’s ready!

Como hacer papel picado

Como hacer papel picado tutorial

It’s such an easy way to make punched paper, don’t you think?

I discovered that using this pattern I could actually hang them easily. I just passed the thread between some of the triangles.

Make many more using different colors, hang them and enjoy!!

Hope you like this easy version of punched paper.

6 Responses

  1. I think I might try this with the kiddos!

    Happy Cinco De Mayo to you!

  2. Your kids would love this Rekita. Happy cinco de mayo!

  3. Sarah says:

    Awesome! Just in time for Cinco De Mayo too. I love the whole concept of your blog. It’s super cute. =)

    – Sarah
    A Girl In Transit

  4. Meghan says:

    This is such a fun DIY , most viewed post??? Congrats hun . Hope you have a gorgeous weekend xo
    Meghan Silva’s Blog

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