Paper Art Crafts for Kids


Ristra Paper Art Craft
Ristra Paper Art Craft
Ristra Paper Art Craft
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Make this colorful Ristra paper art craft with your child, and hang it in your doorway as a good luck charm and welcome sign.

What You'll Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • 24 inches of twine
  • Glue (optional)

How to make a paper Ristra:Step 1: Cut out about 24 peppers in small (2-1/2 inches long), medium (4-1/4 inches long), and large (5-1/4 inches long) shapes. Make some peppers yellow, some red, some green, and others orange -- be sure you have a good variety of colors and sizes. Step 2: Punch a hole in each pepper through the stem. Fold the twine in half, leave a loop at the top, and make a knot. Step 3: String on the peppers, alternating colors and sizes. Knot the twine after every two or three peppers. When you're done tying on all the peppers, hang the good luck charm on your child's bedroom door to welcome friends. Put on your smock and get out your paintbrushes to make the next craft.For more creative crafts for kids, check out:

How to make a paper Ristra:Step 1: Cut out about 24 peppers in small (2-1/2 inches long), medium (4-1/4 inches long), and large (5-1/4 inches long) shapes. Make some peppers yellow, some red, some green, and others orange -- be sure you have a good variety of colors and sizes. Step 2: Punch a hole in each pepper through the stem. Fold the twine in half, leave a loop at the top, and make a knot. Step 3: String on the peppers, alternating colors and sizes. Knot the twine after every two or three peppers. When you're done tying on all the peppers, hang the good luck charm on your child's bedroom door to welcome friends. Put on your smock and get out your paintbrushes to make the next craft.For more creative crafts for kids, check out:

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