Since today is Cinco de Mayo, I decided to highlight Frida Kahlo, a famous Latina artist who was very well known for her self portraits.


Self Portrait/ The Frame/ 1938

Frida’s art provokes strong feelings and sparks discussions about important issues. Although she lived in a different time, I feel Frida’s paintings tells life as it is.


Frida’s life is an extension of her art considered an emblem of Mexican traditions. For most of her life Frida suffered many health problems that isolate her from people. It’s this isolation what influenced her self-portraits. She said: “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”


In her self-portraits Frida wears highly elaborate headpieces. They got the attention from my five-year-old and inspired her to make paper flower headbands. This is what you need to make Frida Kahlo’s inspired paper flowers headband.


  • Markers/ Colores Pencils/ Paint
  • Paper strip
  • Scissors and glue
  • Colored dot stickers
  • Construction Paper


  1. Draw flowers using colored pencils.
  2. Cut it out and decorate each flower with markers, paint and colored dot stickers.
  3. Glue them all together in the paper strip.
  4. Enjoy your new headband!


Frida headband

4 Children’s Books About Frida

If you are interested to read to your children more about Frida, I’d highly suggest these books!

Frida Kahlo (Little People, Big Dreams)


Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi)

Me, Frida


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