How to Make a Papel Picado Background

For the Art of Ed's course, Instructional Strategies in Art. This Snapguide is part of a unit on Día de lots Muertos Sugar Skulls.

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How to Make a Papel Picado Background
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Choose 1 paper

Choose 1 paper

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Fold it in half. Make sure you line up edges.

Fold it in half. Make sure you line up edges.

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Fold one more time

Fold one more time

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Draw designs around the outer edge of your paper.

Draw designs around the outer edge of your paper.

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Get ready to cut out your design

Get ready to cut out your design

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Carefully open up your design.  Ta Da!   You will notice that your paper is split in half.  That is okay.

Carefully open up your design. Ta Da! You will notice that your paper is split in half. That is okay.

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Get your other paper and line up your design to the edges.

Get your other paper and line up your design to the edges.

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Carefully glue down your design.  Make sure your design is lined up nicely.

Carefully glue down your design. Make sure your design is lined up nicely.

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Finished!

Finished!

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