From A Friendly Affair: Loving (and Crafting) Frida Kahlo
Looking for Frida Kahlo book report and costume ideas? Well look no further! We have a couple excellent Frida Kahlo picture books, a couple of female-centric (feminist) anthologies with excellent Frida features, and an intense Frida-book for mama! Plus, crafting a beautiful Frida headdress to celebrate her and Mexican culture is as easy as 1-2-3! Dios De Lost Muertas here we come!
FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS
What a fun way to approach Frida for both of my children. They LOVED learning about each animal and laughing over their names. Frida loved her animals and had several fury companions throughout her life which played a distinct role in her resilience, joy, and passion.
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG DREAMS: FRIDA KAHLO
This series of books celebrating wonderful women has yet to grow old for us! You can see that I have included it in other posts before. This is a classic, easy to read and relatively simple book, that celebrates Frida with ease and beauty! Plus, it looks pretty good hanging on a wall. Purchase it here!
As you can see when went a step further and painted a beautiful Dios De Los Muertos mask. We crafted our Frida costume and head-dresses for carnival. So, celebrating the yin and yang of this cherished Mexican Holiday that Frida loved so dearly, felt like an inevitable bonus!
Frida LOVED her country (and her country loves her back). I think that one of the best ways to study a person is to learn not just about them, but about something that they love(d).
Making a Frida headpiece is so simple! All you need is a headband, plastic flowers, and a glue gun. I think the trick though is probably a small strip of felt glued to the underside of the headband. This not only make the band more comfortable, it gives you more space to adhere flowers.
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