Sombrero and Chili Paper Garland
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Kids can create a fabulous sombrero and chili-themed paper garland to decorate the walls during a Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Just a few easy steps and your family's party is ready to go!
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet each of red and yellow construction paper
- Pencil or pen
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Green yarn
How to make it:
- Print the patterns. Place the chili pepper pattern onto the red paper and trace over it, indenting the paper. Repeat this step at least four times. (See photo.)
- Place the sombrero pattern onto the yellow paper and trace over it. Repeat at least three times.
- Using the indents in the construction paper as a guide, cut out the chili pepper and sombrero shapes. (See photo.)
- Color the stems of the chili peppers with black marker. Use the crayons to decorate the sombreros. (See photo.)
- Cut strips from yellow construction paper, ½" wide and 3" long, one for each sombrero. Glue a strip to the back of the top of each sombrero; this will be your loop to hang on the yarn. (See photo.)
- Lay the yarn out on the table and line up the chili peppers and sombreros, alternating each one. Fold the stem of the chili pepper over the yarn and glue to the back of the pepper. Do the same for the sombreros. (See photo.)
- For smaller children, you can either cut out the shapes for them, or you can cut the patterns out and trace around them using a pencil so that children can see the lines better.
- If you would like a fancier garland, use glitter glue to decorate the sombreros. Paint the chili peppers with red glitter glue.
- For an even more simplified project, skip the decorating and glue wiggle eyes onto the peppers and sombreros.