Christmas Cutout Banner

Christmas Cutout Banner craft

Whether it's sunny or snowy for Las Posadas, your kids can decorate with this colorful tissue-paper banner.

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    The Hispanic celebration of Las Posadas begins on December 15. To decorate, many families in Latin America and the southwestern United States hang banners of tissue paper (papel picado or pierced paper) around their homes.

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    Choose festive colored tissue paper and cut into rectangles. Fold down a small flap along the length of each piece where it will hang over a ribbon. With the flap on top, fold the paper crosswise and then fold it in half two more times to make a triangle.

  • 3.

    With Crayola® Scissors, snip designs along folded edges. Include ovals, squares, rectangles, and diamonds. Carefully unfold once and snip more. Gently unfold all except the top hanging edge. Make several of these rectangles to create a banner.

  • 4.

    Cut ribbon to fit the space you plan to decorate. With Crayola Gel Markers, decorate the cutouts and ribbon for a vibrant look. Attach cutouts to your ribbon with Crayola Glue Sticks.