Soon after Halloween, a visually beautiful holiday is right around the corner! The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) honors and celebrates family members who are no longer with us. One of the traditional ways to decorate for this holiday is by making and hanging papel picado banners made from tissue paper. At the bottom of this page there’s a video tutorial on how to make them from scratch. But we’ve created a beautiful free set of printable papel picado banner panels, alphabet letters, AND numbers!
You might also enjoy our Day of the Dead adult coloring pages, too!
Printable Papel Picado Banners
No need to cut out all of the intricate details on these banner panels! Just cut them out on the outside, fold the top over, and glue to a ribbon or string to make a banner of many colors!
Printable Papel Picado Letters
All letters A – Z, with a smaller miniature alphabet set on one single page.
Printable Papel Picado Numbers
Numbers 0 – 9 in various colors! You can commemorate the age of a special relative, or also count the years since they have been gone.
Make Your Own Papel Picado Day of the Dead Banner
Here’s a great and simple video on how to fold and cut tissue paper to make your own papel picado banner panels: