September 30, 2023


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40 Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Listed here are 40 crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month! Also referred to as Latinx Historical past Month, Latine Heritage Month – it’s an annual celebration in the US to honor the historical past, tradition, contributions, and affect of previous generations of Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The festivities start on September 15 final by way of October 15. The dates coincide with the independence Day celebrations, therefore the center of the month. 

Crafting is such a beautiful method convey neighborhood collectively and showcase the distinctive traditions and artwork types of all these completely different stunning cultures! From papel picado to piñatas, there are numerous artistic actions to strive. Use these concepts for craft nights, giant fiestas, occasion actions, and extra.

Listed here are 40 crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month, you could make and even be taught slightly one thing alongside the best way!

Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month

After all, we like to have fun Hispanic Heritage all 12 months spherical, however this sure time of 12 months factors an enormous highlight for individuals to study the great thing about our tradition.

Why Sept 15- Oct fifteenth?

As a result of it encompasses the independence anniversaries of a number of Latin American international locations, together with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile. Mexico is Sept 15 – Fiestas Patrias!

Why Hispanic Historical past Month/Latinx Historical past Month Is Essential

folklorico dancer

Normalizing range – Recognizing that we’re all one as human beings, however we are available a wide range of stunning pores and skin tones, backgrounds, and cultures.

Understanding historical past – It’s a time for all of us to be taught concerning the historical past of various Latin American international locations and the function they play prior to now, current, and even future.

Encouraging inclusivity – That is what I’ve all the time strived for with Artful Chica – to be included within the mainstream craft world. The identical goes for different Latina companies. The aim is to see our faces, merchandise, manufacturers, and so forth. daily alongside the overall market ones.

Cultural consciousness – It’s one factor to be taught the historical past, however even higher to know and admire every neighborhood’s particular customs. Mexico has tamales, Puerto Rico has pasteles! Each have scrumptious flavors!

Language expertise – Data is energy, and so is realizing completely different languages. There are such a lot of simple methods to be taught – books, courses, on-line apps, TikToks, YouTube channels, and even TV reveals.

Breaking stereotypes – Muy importante! The very best present in life is studying new issues. We don’t know every thing and the extra we open our minds to put aside preconceived notions, the higher for everybody.

Connecting to private heritage – I’m a third-generation Mexican-American. Even at my age, I nonetheless try to attach with my heritage each day. It makes me really feel nearer to my ancestors who’ve handed on. Even if you’re not Latino or Hispanic, you may replicate by yourself tradition and historical past too!

Group – This time of 12 months is AMAZING! There are various festivals, mercados, live shows, and occasions taking place everywhere in the nation. Join together with your native companies to help and have fun.

After all, all that is nice for teenagers to be taught, nevertheless it’s additionally nice for adults! Hispanic Heritage Month and Latinx Historical past Month present all of us with a broader worldview so we will perceive and admire completely different cultures. I really feel it helps to domesticate a society that’s inclusive, empathetic, and educated.

And my favourite a part of the season – CRAFTING! Since I like crafting SO a lot, I discovered 40 Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month so that you can make together with your children (or together with your grownup buddies!). There are many crafts to select from! I wished to ensure there was a craft for everybody 😉

Listed here are 40 Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month!

Under, you will discover 40 standard crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month! I hope you take pleasure in looking by way of them and making them! So enjoyable!

Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month

1. Loteria Match Field Shrines

It is a enjoyable DIY shrine made out of a matchbox. Should you love miniatures like I do, then you’ll LOVE this craft mission!

What you have to:

1. Matchboxes
2. White craft glue
3. Gems and/or sequins
4. Scissors

Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month

2. Papel Picado Banners

Making these banners is a variety of enjoyable! You may get so artistic! These Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month make me so pleased! You should utilize this banner to brighten your house!

3. Mini Piñata Frames

What you have to:

1. Cardboard field
2. Craft knife and scissors
3. Pencil
4. Scorching glue
5. White craft glue
6. Occasion streamers or coloured tissue papers

Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month

4. God’s Eyes (Ojo de Dios) Garland:

God’s Eyes are a summertime craft that’s created from utilizing yarn and twigs! They prove stunning and are a variety of enjoyable to make!

Here’s what you have to:

1. Shimmery embroidery thread or yarn
2. Sparkly eyelash yarn
3. Toothpicks or twigs
4. White craft glue
5. Small crystals (with a flat again)

god's eye garland

5. Air-Dry Clay Nichos:

air dry clay 101


6. Tin Foil Art:

Tin foil artwork is a standard Mexican people artwork type that includes manipulating tin into varied ornamental or utilitarian objects. Referred to as “hojalata” in Spanish, this craft has roots courting again to the sixteenth century. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico, tin grew to become a readily accessible materials and a well-liked medium for Mexican artisans. The artwork type consists of making ornamental objects like mirrors, lanterns, ornaments, and non secular artifacts, amongst different issues.

In conventional tin foil artwork, artists typically hand-cut, stamp, and emboss sheets of tin to create intricate designs. Numerous instruments like chisels, hammers, and hand-made molds are used to etch and lift the metallic. In lots of circumstances, the tin can also be painted so as to add shade and depth to the designs.

However – right here is a simple solution to adapt this concept for teenagers. 

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  1. Use cardboard as a base and draw or hint a design.
  2. Glue string or yarn over the design.
  3. Cowl the design with tin foil, urgent down across the string/yarn outlines.
  4. Gently shade the raised areas with everlasting markers to mimic conventional tin artwork.

7. Cactus Handprint Art:

Cacti have been vital within the cultures of Latin America for hundreds of years, taking part in a job in each each day life and symbolism. Their significance will be traced again to historical civilizations and continues to be related in fashionable instances. They function a meals and water supply, medicinal use, plus there’s a variety of symbolism. For instance, Mexican mythology, the nopal cactus holds significance within the founding of Tenochtitlan, the traditional Aztec capital. Legend has it that the town was established at a website the place an eagle was seen perched on a nopal, devouring a snake.

  1. Paint the kid’s palm and fingers with inexperienced paint, excluding the thumb.
  2. Press it onto paper to create a cactus form.
  3. As soon as dried, use brown or yellow paint so as to add spikes.

8. Clay Frida Kahlo Portraits

Frida-inspired painting by Kathy Cano-Murillo.

1. Use air-dry clay to mildew a flat, oval face form.
2. Create two giant eyebrows that meet within the center to imitate Frida Kahlo’s signature look.
3. Add colourful clay flowers to the highest as her crown.
4. As soon as dry, these will be painted additional or left as is.

Here’s a cute video tutorial on learn how to make a Clay Frida Kahlo Badge!

9. Hispanic/Latino Flags Collage

latin american flags

1. Analysis flags from completely different Hispanic international locations.
2. Lower out rectangles from coloured paper to match the flags’ principal colours.
3. Draw, paint, or use coloured paper cutouts so as to add the particular particulars of every flag.
4. Glue the mini flags onto a bigger piece of paper to create a collage.

You may try these 3 Fun Mexican Flag Crafts for Kids, for extra inspo!

10. Tissue Paper Flowers

Mexican tissue paper flowers, often known as “Flores de Papel,” are a vibrant and vital facet of Mexican tradition. These colourful, hand-crafted flowers are sometimes utilized in varied celebrations and occasions, from birthdays and weddings to non secular festivals like Day of the Lifeless (“Día de los Muertos”) and nationwide holidays like Mexican Independence Day.

1. Take a number of sheets of colourful tissue paper and stack them.
2. Accordion fold the stacked paper.
3. Tie a string or twist tie within the center.
4. Gently pull aside and fluff every layer, making a full flower.
5. These will be displayed in a vase or hung from the ceiling.

11. DIY Frida Kahlo marble magnets

Frida is all the time an artway solution to have fun Mexican tradition all 12 months lengthy. Listed here are extra Frida crafts I created!

1. Purchase some Flat glass marbles or spherical glass cabochons (discovered at most craft shops)
2. Frida Kahlo Photos: You will discover these on-line and print them out.
3. Modge Podge or Cheesy Glue
4. Small Paintbrush
5. Magnets
6. Scissors
7. Optionally available: Acrylic Paint

12 . Disco ball impressed corazón

Whereas visiting Mexico, I got here throughout a carpenter who made these beautiful sagrado corazóns – sacred hearts. I painted some, however for this ione, I used mini-mirrors. To me, it represents shine and light-weight and reflecting each to the world.

disco ball inspired heart

You will have:

1. One bundle of mini mirrors
2. Wooden coronary heart
3. Light-weight gloves
4. scissors
5. White crafting glue

13. DIY Serape Denims Jacket

Who doesn’t have an additional serape round the home? Right here is solution to flip it right into a vibrant vogue assertion for fall!

DIY Serape Jeans Jacket

You will have:

1. Thrift retailer denim jacket
2. Serape placemats or desk runner
3. Cloth glue or stitching package
4. Tracing paper
5. Tape
6. Pencil
7. Straight Pins

14. Guatemalan Worry Dolls

Guatemalan fear dolls, often called “Muñecas Quitapenas” in Spanish, are small, handcrafted dolls historically made in Guatemala. The dolls are typically created from wire, wooden, or fabric and wearing colourful, woven material. They arrive from a people custom rooted in Mayan tradition and are sometimes related to a legend or story about their powers to alleviate worries and anxieties.

You will have:

1. Pipe cleaners
2. Wood pegs or popsicle sticks
3. Yarn
4. Leftover material
5. Beads

Learn how to make Guatemalan Fear Dolls here!

15. Paper Arpilleras

Arpilleras are a type of textile artwork originating in Chile, historically made by stitching colourful material patches onto a burlap background to create intricate scenes or narratives. The time period “arpillera” derives from the Spanish phrase for burlap, which is often used as the bottom materials for these artworks. Though arpilleras are most frequently related to textile mediums, the time period “paper arpilleras” normally refers to the same artwork type however made utilizing paper as a substitute of cloth. Here’s a tutorial by Mundo de Pepita!

You will have:

1. Piece of blue paper (for the background) and many different colours of paper too!
2. scissors
3. Elmer’s Glue

Click on the hyperlink above to learn to make them! So enjoyable!

16. Frida Kahlo Paper Plate Craft

This enjoyable craft is form of just like the Frida Kahlo magnets craft above, however this time, on paper plates! A lot enjoyable!

You will have:

1. A downloaded image of Frida Kahlo
2. Coloring markers/crayons/pencils
3. Scissors
4. Glue
5. Issues like beads, ribbons, and so forth for adorning
6. Paper plate

Learn how to make these enjoyable paper plate crafts on this weblog publish right here!

17. Piñatas

Children could make their very own piñatas utilizing balloons, newspaper, glue, and paper. This craft is impressed by the Mexican custom of breaking piñatas throughout celebrations. I completely LOVE these Mini Sugar Cranium Piñatas! So enjoyable!

sugar skull pinata

You will have:

1. Balloon or paper lantern
2. Newspaper or paper
3. Paint or markers (one thing to paint it with if you wish to)
4. Glue
5. Issues like beads, ribbons, and so forth for adorning
6. Free Printable (if you’re making the mini sugar cranium piñatas) – Sugar Cranium
7. Craft knife
8. Tape
9. Cardstock
10. Small candies for the within (or confetti)

18. Twirling Paper Sugar Cranium Decoration

There are SO many enjoyable and completely different sugar cranium crafts for teenagers to make! So many! However at this time, we are going to discuss concerning the lovable Twirling Paper Sugar Cranium Decoration craft!

Twirling Skull ornament pattern
Use this as a sample in your mission!

What you have to:

1. 6×6″ piece of scrapbook paper

2. Artful Chica Paper Cranium Decoration Sample

3. Scissors

4. Craft glue

5. String, 12″

6. Another gildings you need

Click on the hyperlink above to get the total directions on learn how to make these cute Twirling Paper Sugar Cranium Decoration crafts!

19. Alebrije Shadow Containers

Alebrijes are brightly coloured Mexican people artwork sculptures of fantastical creatures. The primary alebrijes, together with the time period itself, are attributed to artist Pedro Linares. Within the Nineteen Thirties, Linares fell sick and whereas bedridden, he dreamt of an odd place resembling a forest. There, he noticed weird, fantastical creatures which had been combos of animals current in the actual world—like a donkey with butterfly wings or a rooster with the pinnacle of a wolf. All of them had been shouting the nonsensical phrase, “alebrije.” After recovering, Linares recreated these creatures from his dream out of papier-mâché.

I all the time love to purchase these whereas touring in Mexico or you should buy them from a neighborhood import store. Then flip them into little shadow packing containers like this!

DIY Alebrije shadow boxes #craftychica #alebrijes #alebrijesmexicanos
This one is my fave!


Here’s what you have to to make your individual:

1. Mini Shadow Field (it’s also possible to use a shoe field or comparable)
2. Alebrijes (you will discover them on Amazon, Etsy, and so forth.) or make your individual!
3. Paint and brushes

20. Mexican Tin Hearts

These attractive hearts had been designed by Mark Montano – try how one can make your individual!

You will have:

1. Mild tin
2. Paint
3. Tissue Paper or Coloured Paper
4. Loteria sport
5. Scissors

21. Huichol Yarn Painting

Huichol yarn portray is a standard creative approach practiced by the Huichol individuals, an indigenous group primarily residing within the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Zacatecas, and Durango in Mexico. The artwork type includes urgent colourful strands of yarn onto a picket board coated with beeswax and resin. The ensuing photos typically depict Huichol myths, spiritual symbols, and on a regular basis scenes. These intricate and vibrant works serve each as creative expression and as a method of preserving cultural and non secular narratives. Over time, Huichol yarn work have gained worldwide recognition and have turn into emblematic of Mexican indigenous artistry.

It is a type of Mexican yarn artwork and is so enjoyable to make!  Craft by Happy Hooligans. Nevertheless, in case you don’t have any beeswax (not many individuals simply have it readily available!) then it’s also possible to use Elmers glue! It is perhaps a bit messy, however isn’t that a part of the enjoyable??? I like this craft as a result of children of all ages could make this!

*Notice: One other enjoyable solution to create this ‘yarn’ artwork is through the use of Wikki Stix in your home windows! I do know my children cherished utilizing Wikki Stix on every thing! That method too, they will pull it off and begin over anytime they wish to 🙂


What you have to:

1. Elmer Glue (in case you don’t have beeswax)

2. Brightly coloured yarn or strings

3. Canvas or piece of cardboard

4. scissors

22. Masks

Masks are ALWAYS tremendous enjoyable to make! And, there are such a lot of other ways you can also make masks! Children could make masks utilizing paper plates, paint, and different decorations. Take a look at this custom-made Lucha Libre Masks! So enjoyable!

lucha libre mask

What you have to:

  1. Mexican wrestler masks
  2.  Glue
  3. Beads
  4. flowers
  5. Scissors
  6. Trims

23. Aztec Sunstones Craft

Children could make sunstones utilizing a chunk of clay and a toothpick! Children can use toothpicks to etch Aztec-inspired designs into their clay (Solar Stone). As soon as dry, they will then paint them!

What you have to:

1. Piece of clay (We like to make use of Crayola air-dry clay)
2. Toothpicks
3. Paint and brushes

Click on the hyperlink above to seek out the tutorial to make these superior sunstones! Such a enjoyable Craft for Hispanic Heritage Month!

24. Las Estrellas Ornaments

These Mexican paper star ornaments draw inspiration from the design of Mexican star piñatas and are so fairly!


What you have to:

1. Paper,printable, glue, scissors.

Click on the hyperlink above to learn how to make these stunning stars!

25. Faux pan dulce

How ot use glue and corn starch to make fake pastries!

What you have to:

Corn starch

Aleene’s Unique Cheesy Glue

Craft Paints


Puffy Paint

Small beads or sweet as sprinkles

26. Peso jewellery!

peso jewelry

The right way to flip these further pesos into a glittery vogue assertion!

What you have to:

  1. Mexican cash
  2. Flat again crystals, dimension 12
  3. UV resin
  4. e6000
  5. Ring clean

27. Mexican Stamped Clay Bowls

These are 

air dry clay ring dishes


These are so enjoyable to make! Who doesn’t love taking part in with clay?? These are additionally very easy to make since you simply mildew them into form! Then let it air dry after which your children can paint it and embellish it how they need.

Here’s what you have to:

1. Clay (we just like the Crayola air-dry clay)
2. Paint and brushes
3. Another gildings you wish to add to it like buttons, gems, beads, and so forth.

Learn how to make these stamped clay bowls by clicking the hyperlink above! You can even try the clay-trimmed flower pot I made and make one too by clicking that hyperlink!

28. Paper Plate Aztec Sundial

It is a enjoyable exercise and craft! Your little one can be taught as they make their very personal sundial. The very best half? It actually works!

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What you have to:

1. Sketch paper
2. Pencil
3. Paper plate
4. Markers or crayons
5. Massive craft stick
6. Clay (like playdoh)

29. Aztec Woven Bracelets

This craft is impressed by the Peruvian custom of weaving – however this reveals learn how to make an Aztec design. That is the proper craft for older youngsters to do. I used to make these friendship bracelets after I was in grade college and all the time had a lot enjoyable making them! one other concept – how to make a Peruvian friendship bracelet!

Here’s what you have to:

1. A number of completely different coloured embroidery thread/floss
2. Tape (or one thing to carry one finish of the bracelet as you make it)
3. Scissors

Learn how to make these fairly bracelets by clicking the hyperlink above! You can even try this tutorial for Stiffened embroidery floss friendship bracelets!

30. Cuban Paper Bag Puppets

That is by my pal, Taty! Discuss lovable! That’s what these Cuban puppets are! I like them! Children could make these puppets utilizing paper baggage, paint, and different decorations.

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What you have to:

1. Brown paper lunch bag
2. Totally different coloured items of building paper
3. Googly eyes or beads (for the eyes)
4. Scissors
5. Glue stick and double-sided tape
6. Bathroom paper rolls
7. Buttons
8. Black pipe cleaner (or any shade!)

Click on the hyperlink above to learn to make these Cuban hand puppets! In order for you extra inspo, try these cereal field shadow puppets!! Wonderful!

31. Frida Flower Crown

This enjoyable crown is an attractive solution to have fun Frida! She was an clever girl who loved portray, cooking, drawing, and extra! Rejoice Hispanic Heritage Month by making a Frida Flower Crown!

What you have to:

1. Plastic headband 1″ huge
2. Inexperienced Ribbon
3. Assorted plastic flowers and greenery
4. Scorching glue

32. Rain Sticks

The time period “rain sticks” probably refers to rainsticks, a sort of musical instrument initially used to invoke rain by indigenous peoples in varied components of Latin America, significantly in Chile and Mexico. Usually, rainsticks are hole tubes partially crammed with small pebbles or seeds. When the tube is upended, the pebbles fall to the opposite finish, producing a sound that resembles falling rain. Right here’s the way you and your children canmake your individual!

A rainstick is a protracted hole tube that’s crammed about midway with little pebbles, rice, dried beans, sand, and so forth. Rain sticks had been popularized by Mexican and Peruvian music within the Sixties. Now it’s time to make your individual rain sticks!

Here’s what you have to:

1. Cardboard tube from rest room paper roll (for shorter rain sticks) or paper towel cardboard tube/wrapping paper tube (for longer rain sticks)
2. Craft nails
3. Funnel
4. Hammer
5. Clear packaging tape
6. Rice, beans, or small rocks
7. Duct Tape, wrapping paper, washi tape, paint, markers, and so forth (completely non-obligatory in fact)

Here’s a useful video tutorial on how to make rain sticks!

33. DIY Alebrijes!

Right here is one other alebrije craft, this time artist Alison Zapata will present you haw to make one from scratch!


What you have to:

1. Paper
2. Scissors
3. Markers, crayons, or paint
4. Ribbon or yarn
5. Glue

Don’t overlook to take a look at my DIY Serape jean jacket (listed above!)

34.  Make your own pan flute

The pan flute, often known as the panpipes or zampona in some South American international locations, is a musical instrument that has a protracted historical past in Latin American tradition, significantly within the Andean areas of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia. The instrument consists of a number of tubes of various lengths which are both tied collectively or fastened in a body. When blown throughout, every tube produces a definite musical notice.

Right here is learn how to nmake a simplified model, thanks to The Dad Lab!

The Mexican Pan Flute is an ethnic instrument consisting of a number of pipes of various lengths. When blown over the tops of the tubes/pipes, it produces a beautiful sound. Children will love making their very personal pan flute and ‘taking part in’ it!

Here’s what you have to:

1. Package deal of straws
2. Scissors
3. Clear Tape

35. Loteria Flower Pots

The Mexican Lotería is a standard sport of probability that resembles bingo however makes use of photos on a deck of playing cards as a substitute of plain numbers on ping pong balls. It’s a well-liked sport performed for each enjoyable and, in some settings, small prizes. Lotería is deeply ingrained in Mexican tradition and is commonly performed amongst household and buddies throughout gatherings, events, and festivals. I used the Millennial Loteria sport for this craft.

It is a tremendous enjoyable mission that children of all ages could make! There isn’t any proper or flawed method to do that! Let your little one go loopy adorning this! In spite of everything, it’s all about expressing your self!

What you have to:

1. Terra cotta pot

2. Loteria sport

3. white glue

4. craft paint and brushes

5. spray sealer

36. DIY Concha Sneakers!

Should you. love the tender and fluffy Mexican candy bread, you’ll love this craft!

DIY concha shoes by Crafty Chica

What you have to:

1. Pair of flats

2. Puffy paint

3. Iridescent glitter

37. Pirinola

The La Pirinola (which is a picket high with directions on each facet of it) is a well-liked sport that Mexicans play. They’re typically created from wooden however it’s also possible to make them from plastic and cardboard too. To play, all gamers put a coin (or something they’ve readily available) in the course of the desk. You then take turns spinning the pirinola. In the long run, the participant with probably the most objects wins! Now, let’s make one!

Here’s what you have to:

1. Cash, pebbles, or no matter you could have readily available
2. Printer paper or cardstock paper
3. Pirinola Printable
4. Scissors
5. Printer
6. glue or tape
7. pencil

38. Corazón Tea Towel 

Remodel a cotton tea towel into a reasonably accent for tu cocina! And sure, you need to use it. Use material markers, iron to set, then wash in chilly water. And you’re good to go!



What you have to:

1. Tea towels
2. Tulip Cloth markers

Click on the hyperlink above for full instructions!

39. Clickity-Clackity Castanets

Oh, these are such enjoyable crafts to make as a result of after you’re carried out creating them you need to use them to make music and loud noises! Castanets are percussion devices utilized in Spanish and Mexican music. Usually, Castanets are made out of two hollowed-out pear-shaped items of hardwood, ivory, or different materials and are hinged collectively by a wire.

What you have to:

1. Cardboard
2. 2 metallic bottle caps
3. Sturdy craft glue
4. Googly eyes (or buttons)
5. Paint or markers

40. Coat Of Arms T-Shirt

Hispnic Heritage Month Shirt by Crafty Chica.


What a solution to signify! Make your very personal coat of arms t-shirt to have fun your heritage! How superior is that?

Here’s what you have to:

1. White Plain T-shirt
2. Printer
3. Cloth adhesive
4. Cloth glitter in several colours
5. Assorted flat-backed crystals in varied sizes
6. Tweezers
7. Iron
8. Sheet of printer paper
9. Cardboard insert

By making these enjoyable and straightforward crafts, you may be taught extra concerning the traditions and artwork types of Latin America whereas additionally expressing your creativity.

Whether or not you make papel picado, tissue paper flowers, Guatemalan fear dolls, or any of the opposite crafts on this checklist, you may have enjoyable whereas additionally celebrating the range and vibrancy of Latine tradition. So get crafting and..

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!

Let me know in case you determine to make any of those enjoyable crafts! I’d love to listen to how they turned out for you!

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