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If you’re looking for something fun (and free!) to do this week, why not try your hand at making papel picado? Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, Keller Public Library will be giving a how-to demonstration this Wednesday, Sept. 23. Grab your to-go bag of supplies and follow along on Facebook or YouTube.

What Is Papel Picado?

Papel picado (perforated paper) is a traditional Mexican craft involving cutting often intricate designs in tissue paper. Using tissue paper stacked together, you can create beautiful works of art used to decorate your home for holidays or just because! In Mexico, papel picado is used for both religious and secular occasions alike – from Christmas and Day of the Dead to weddings and quinceañeras.

What Do I Need?

Keller Public Library is offering bags filled with supplies to go. Depending on how crafty you are, you may already have the supplies you need at home! You’ll just need tissue paper (5 sheets will make do for a small banner), some thread or twine, tape, and scissors. That’s it!

When Does It Start?

Catch the demonstration live on Sept. 23 at 4:30 PM. Don’t worry if you can’t watch live – Keller Public Library posts their videos on their Facebook and YouTube channels so you can watch at your own leisure.

Have Fun!

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