Printable Papel Picado Letters and Banners

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!

Printable Papel Picado Banner and Letters

Printable Papel Picado Banner and Letters

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:

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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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