Floral Papel Picado: A Classic Mexican Paper Craft
This example of traditional Mexican folk art is a must-have party decoration. It looks elaborate, but with a paper-punching tool, this paper craft couldn't be easier! It's perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any other kind of fiesta.
What exactly is it? Papel picado (translated to mean "perforated paper") is an iconic Mexican paper craft. Traditionally, craftsmen created designs by chiseling through several stacked sheets of tissue paper, allowing them to produce dozens of decorated sheets at once. They're used to decorate for all sorts of special occasions such as weddings, baptisms, quinceañeras, and especially the Day of the Dead. It's also great for Cinco de Mayo.