This fun Frida Kahlo winter art project is inspired by the famous artist’s own work! Use the free printable and follow the instructions below to helps kids of all ages create their very own masterpiece!
FRIDA KAHLO WINTER ART PROJECT FOR KIDS
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her fun and colorful self-portraits. She overcame a lot of disability and hardship to influence the art community the way she did!
Because she was not only an influential artist but is also a style icon, we can use bold colors and subject matter in art projects with her as the star. This makes it easy to adapt these art projects to holidays or seasons at home or in the classroom.
Snowflakes make the perfect crown in this winter paper art project! Help students learn to work with pastels, and create beautiful snowflakes with this simple Frida Kahlo art for kids!
Check out these fantastic finished projects completed by a K-3rd classroom sent in by one of our readers. I love how unique each one is too! They are simply fantastic.
WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
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 brain, 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 important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
FRIDA KAHLO COLLAGE
- Printable Frida Kahlo Template
- Copy Paper
- Cotton Swabs
STEP 1: Print the template of Frida designs and small circles.
STEP 2: Color the images with pastels using bright colors as Frida did!
We used a mix of blues and greens to match the winter theme of the Frida art project.
STEP 3: Use cotton swabs to blend the pastels to make a smooth look.
Make sure to have students use one cotton swab per color, and not switch colors, unless they want to blend them together.
STEP 4: Make your snowflakes to adorn her hair. Start by cutting out the small circles.
Fold the circles in half.
Then fold it in half again, twice more, until your circle looks like the image below.
STEP 5: Cut shapes into your folded paper to make your snowflake design come to life!
Have students play around with their cuts. We always like to talk about how each snowflake is as unique as their fingerprints, and our kids love that!
STEP 6: Glue the snowflakes into her hair to give her a snowy crown for winter!
When your snowflakes are all glued on, your Frida Kahlo winter art project will look something like this!
FRIDA KAHLO WINTER ART PROJECT VARIATIONS:
- Colors. We used a winter-themed color palette of blues and greens, but feel free to let your students choose their own colors!
- Crayons. Don’t have pastels? While the blending process won’t work with crayons, you can still create a beautiful winter art project for kids using them instead of pastels.
- Snowflakes. We used plain white paper for our snowflakes, but you could also use different colors, add glitter, or any other variation!
MORE FUN WINTER ART ACTIVITIES
TRY A SNOWY NIGHT ART PROJECT THIS WINTER!
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