Craft: Frida Inspired Flower Headband

Flower Headband Inspired by Frida Kahlo copy

When Ali of Made With Happy asked me to participate in her Kids Crafts From Around the World Series, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to introduce my children to my favorite Mexican artist. Frida Kahlo lived a fascinating life and was a painter known for her self portraits. She once said, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” Some of her work isn’t very kid-friendly, so I recommend searching for appropriate pieces to share with your children without prying eyes around. Frida is typically pictured with a flower headband, so that’s exactly what we’ll be making today! After you make headbands with your children, try creating your own self portraits. 


Faux Flower Bundle
Wire Cutters
Hot Glue Gun

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Step 1: Use wire cutters to cut the flowers off the stems.

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Step 2: Arrange the flowers how you think you’ll want them to look on the headband and start hot gluing! Be generous with the hot glue, taking care not to burn yourself. I placed the larger flowers on the bottom and worked my way up, gluing to the headband and in between flowers.

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Step 3: Put the headband on and do your best Frida expression. I recommend reading (affiliate) Frida Kahlo Little People, Big Dreams book with your children to learn more about this amazing artist. 

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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