Paint like Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist. When she was a child, she was in a bus accident and she had to rest in bed. To help the hours pass, she drew self-portraits using a mirror. In her self-portraits, Frida speaks about how she feels, sometimes she looks sad and sometimes she smiles.

Activity: Self portrait

Material required:

  • Watercolor paper

  • Paint

  • Brushes

  • Color pencil or markers

  • Paper

  • Mirror

We are going to use this self portrait called The Frame as an inspiration to draw our own self portrait.

The Frame by Frida Kahlo

Use the water color paper to ask your child to paint on, using similar colors as Frida Kahlo painting. On the other piece of paper, using a mirror help your child draw his self portrait asking him to draw his eyes, nose, mouth... When the paint is dry glue the self-portrait on the painting.

Start with the background frame

Creative frame

Creation inspired by Frida Kahlo's technique

Little people, big dreams: Frida Kahlo, is a nice children book to learn more about Frida Kahlo's life.

Frida Kahlo book idea

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