Papel picado is a beautiful Mexican tradition that is a staple in many Mexican celebrations. It’s no secret that we love to celebrate cultural holidays here with our niños; each holiday gives us the opportunity to teach them something new about a country and culture. Often times we end up learning a lot ourselves! The upcoming celebration for Cinco de Mayo is a holiday which gives us many opportunities to learn about Mexico’s rich history and culture. It’s also a great time to have conversations in Spanish and learn new vocabulary.
Recently we stumbled upon the Ay Mujer Shop, a family-owned business that is dedicated to making fine, modern papel picado. We were instantly obsessed with all they do.
The Ay Mujer family has recently come out with a Papel Picado DIY kit which is perfect for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration, Día de Muertos, birthday parties or any day that you’re feeling crafty. Each kit makes four 6-foot banners and they include a variety of cheerful colors that brighten up the room. The kit is completely bilingual, (English,Spanish) and the paper is 100% recycled. The kit also comes with a little surprise: cardboard palomitas (doves) that you can pop-out and keep!
The papel picado kits are available at the Ay Mujer Shop now (hurry! These will not last too long!). They include: string for four 6-foot banners, 48 cut paper flags in mixed bright colors and designs, non-toxic glue stick, crafting instructions & informational insert. The paper flags are hand crafted. And of course, we’re not just going to tell you about these awesome banners without a chance to win one for yourself!