Sombrero and Chili Paper Garland

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Sombrero and Chili Paper Garland
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

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!

Download Sombrero and Chili Paper Garland Template

What you'll need

  • 1 sheet each of red and yellow construction paper
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • Green yarn
  • Pattern
Helpful Tip:

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.

How to make it

  1. 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.  

  2. Place the sombrero pattern onto the yellow paper and trace over it. Repeat at least three times.  

  3. Using the indents in the construction paper as a guide, cut out the chili pepper and sombrero shapes.  

  4. Color the stems of the chili peppers with black marker. Use the crayons to decorate the sombreros.  

  5. 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.  

  6. 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.

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