Making Magic Windows / Creating Papel Picado: Cut Paper Art with Carmen Lomas Garza

by Carmen Lomas Garza

This companion to the book Magic Windows - Ventanas mágicas contains... read more

This companion to the book Magic Windows - Ventanas mágicas contains directions for beginners wanting to learn how to create Mexican cut-paper art. Everything in the visual image must be connected in papel picado. Here is basic information about paper and scissors with suggestions for safely and productively holding the scissors, examples of projects (four cardinal points, stars, flowers, diamonds, leaves, tiles, the fan, the zigzag) and directions for hanging the papel picado art. Directions for advanced artists ready to use a craft-knife are included. Lomas Garza has used these directions and patterns in workshops she’s given for children and adults for more than twenty years. (Age 9 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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