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Crafts with Luna & Maya: Papel Piacdo

Join us on our Facebook page for a virtual holiday craft to make your very own Papel Picado in celebration of Día de Los Muertos this weekend.

Papel Picado is a traditional Mexican craft that features colorful paper sheets with intricate cut-out details. It was made by stacking many sheets of paper and using chisels to cut the designs. You can easily make your own Papel Picado by layering sheets of tissue paper and using scissors.


This is a great free choice activity or a lesson for a sub. Laminate the instructions and place on a table. Add a tray of pre-cut tissue papers, a bowl of scissors and allow the children to create a papel picado during free-choice time.


  • Colored tissue paper (12 x 9 approximately)
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Yarn and Tape to display Papel Picados

This event is free and will premiere on the Center’s Facebook page on Wednesday, October 28th at 4:00 PM.

Dia de Los Muertos Week Celebration Schedule

Tues. // Oct. 27 // 6:00 PM – Roar of the Monarch Butterfly with Bill Toone of Ecolife

Wed. // Oct. 28 // 4:00 PM – Crafts with Luna & Maya: Papel Picado

Thurs. // Oct. 29 // 4:00 PM – Crafts with Luna & Maya: Sugar Skulls

Fri. // Oct. 30 // 6:00 PM – Special Event TBA

Sat. // Oct. 31 // 8:00 PM – Drive-In at Cal State San Marcos: “Coco”

Sun. // Nov. 1 // 6:00 PM – Virtual Día de Los Muertos Event with host Jose Jaimes from Tierra Caliente Academy of Art

Sun. // Nov. 1 // 5:30 PM – Drive-In at Cal State San Marcos: La Santa Cecilia, with special guests Thee Sacred Souls & Los Montaño


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