Learning About Cultures From Around The World!
We watched the movie, ‘Coco.’ It was a lovely and heartwarming story with great songs. We got inspired by the film, and we picked Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) for the class we learn about cultures and traditions in the world. We enjoyed watching videos, reading books, and it was fascinating to make beautiful papel picado.
What we used
- YouTube videos of DIY Papel Picado
- colorful color tissues
- construction paper
- masking tape (painter’s tape)
- X-Acto knife
- one-hole punch
- cutting mat
- string (for making banner)
Here is the DIY video we used. We wanted to make a skull pattern, so we picked this video. The instruction was in Spanish, which we haven’t learned yet, but it was easy to follow. I will attach some other videos as well.
Video We Used
Here is my son’s design. It was tricky and challenging for my six-year-old son to use an X-Acto knife, so I helped him cut.
Here is what we made. It was amusing to learn how to make papel picado!