Combine the color and beauty of nature with a Frida Kahlo collage to create fun tropical art inspired by the famous artist’s work! Frida Kahlo art for kids is also a great way to explore mixed media art with kiddos of all ages. All you need are colored markers, colored paper, and our printable Frida Kahlo art activity below!




Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter best known for her self-portraits. She loved to include elements from her Mexican culture, so she used many bright colors and natural images.

Frida was disabled by polio as a child but was still planning to go to school to become a doctor. However, at 18, she was hit by a bus, which caused her lifelong pain and medical problems. While she was recovering, she returned to her childhood interest in art.

In the hospital, her mother provided her with a specially-made easel, which allowed her to paint in bed, and her father let her borrow some of his oil paints. She had a mirror placed above the easel, so that she could see herself.

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Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brains; it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.

Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of essential experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!

Free Frida Kahlo Art Project and Template

Get this free artist project for Frida Kahlo with an easy-to-use template! Look below for another printable Frida Kahlo collage pack to try!


TIP: Use the elements of this activity as is or test your creativity and create a unique background or cut the flowers out of different papers or materials!


  • Printable Frida Kahlo Template
  • Colored paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue


STEP 1: Print the template of Frida’s designs.


STEP 2: Color the images with markers using bright colors like Frida did!

Additionally, you can use the items as stencils and trace them onto different types of paper, such a magazine pictures, newspaper, or scrapbook paper, to create a unique look.


STEP 3: Cut out her face and the designs you want to use in your project.


STEP 4: Place the items in Frida’s hair or wherever you want, and glue the images to create your Frida Kahlo design!


Free Frida Kahlo Printable Art Activity

Here are even more ways to get creative with a printable Frida Kahlo art project! Create a variety of unique Frida Kahlo collages.

Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources to help you introduce art more effectively to your kiddos or students and feel confident when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

More Fun Art Activities to Try

There are so many famous artists for kids to explore, past and present! Explore Pop Art with Warhol or Mixed Media with Van Gogh. Create a fresco with Michelangelo, Dot Art with Seurat or jungle art with Rousseau!

Printable Famous Artists Project Pack

Want to learn even more about famous artists? The famous artist pack is a growing resource filled with fantastic projects to explore and create!

Inside The Art Pack: Find 24+ famous artists to explore.

Also, look for tips for success, getting started information, and more! Note: Many options for female and POC artists are also included.

Each artist includes: 

  • Artist Project Sheets, each with three ideas to try.
  • Additional Artist Project Printable Activities to go along with each artist and project.
  • Simple Artist Biography Sheets that are kid-friendly. Get to know each artist!
  • Animated Artist Videos that cover a simple project idea to try for each artist!
  • My Favorite Artist Mini Pack to explore a favorite artist further if desired.
  • Getty Challenge shows you how to try this cool art challenge at home or in the classroom!
  • Supply List to help you fill your art cart for anytime projects!
  • Helpful Tips make each project successful for Everyone!
  • Bonus Projects Pack Full of Easy Ideas, including a DIY Art Camp!