Amate is a type of bark paper made in Mexico for centuries. Otomi people make not only the paper itself, but create elaborate cut outs with amate paper.
This video will show you the process of creating Amate paper in San Pablito, Mexico.
STUDENTS: you'll have a quiz on this!
This video shows the process we use to create Amate-like Paper Cuts and a few student examples.
If you prefer, here is document version of how we create Amate-Style Paper Cutouts