Frida Kahlo Bookmark

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A gorgeous popsicle stick bookmark inspired by a mesmerizing artist, today’s Frida Kahlo Bookmark craft is a great addition to a Frida Kahlo artist study and a gorgeous way to keep your place in a book.

Grab your free printable template to make your own Frida Kahlo bookmark or popsicle stick puppet - perfect for a Frida Kahlo artist study

Frida Kahlo Bookmark Craft

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who blended classical and folk art to create colorful and powerful works of art exploring the topics of identity, post-colonialism, gender, class and race in Mexican society. 

Her approach to how she lived her free-spirited life and her bravery with using her talents to address real issues has made her a feminist icon for many, including me and my daughter.

I try to keep Ella inspired with stories of strong women who stand up for what they believe in and use their gifts in powerful ways, and Frida Kahlo definitely exemplifies that!

This bookmark could also be used as a popsicle stick puppet – and you can adapt our free printable template to make a whole assortment of inspiring people or make a bunch of artists for an artist study. We even have a video for making your own shoebox puppet theatre here.

To make this bookmark last even longer, you can laminate the paper craft (Frida) before gluing to your popsicle sticks. This will allow it to withstand more wear and tear. This is the laminator I use, and I just buy the super cheap packages of laminate sheets from Amazon. It costs about 13 cents a sheet to laminate which lets us get so much use out of any activity we print out.

This Frida Kahlo craft is a great way to follow up an artist study or a book mentioning Frida’s work and life, such as:

Materials Needed for a Frida Kahlo Bookmark Craft

The provided template includes 2 different sizes for the bookmark. The template includes- 2 arms, 1 body, 1 hair bun, 8 flowers, 6 leaves, 2 dress parts.

Tip: if the flowers are too intricate for you (or your child) to cut out, use small flower stickers or sequins instead.

How to Make a Frida Kahlo Bookmark

Trace the patterns on colored craft papers and cut them out nicely. Use cream or off-white paper for the arms and body patterns. 

Attach the hair on the top side of the body pattern and the attach the arms on both sides of the body pattern. Meanwhile, attach 2 flower cutouts together to form 1 flower; attach the small flowers on the large flowers. 

Use craft glue to attach the flowers on the hair part. 

Once you are done attaching the flowers, attach the leaves in between the flowers. Also grab the dress parts. 

Attach the curved part of the dress on the top side of the full dress pattern. Use pretty, bright colors for the dress.

Attach the dress on the body part of the Paper Frida Kahlo pattern. Allow the glue to dry entirely. Attach a popsicle stick, though this step is optional. You can use the Frida bookmark even without the popsicle stick attached to it. 

 

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Frida Kahlo is the perfect female artist to study - whether learning about self-portraits or Mexican art. This easy Frida Kahlo inspired craft for kids makes a great bookmark or popsicle stick puppet

Grab your free printable instructions for our Frida Kahlo craft, and don’t forget to grab your free Frida Kahlo Bookmark Printable Template:

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Frida Kahlo Bookmark

A free printable template for a Frida Kahlo paper craft. Use as a bookmark or popsicle stick puppet after studying the artist.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Colored craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Black sharpie
  • Frida Kahlo Bookmark Printable Template

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Trace the patterns on colored craft papers and cut them out nicely. Use cream or off-white paper for the arms and body patterns. 
  2. Attach the hair on the top side of the body pattern and the attach the arms on both sides of the body pattern. Meanwhile, attach 2 flower cutouts together to form 1 flower; attach the small flowers on the large flowers. 
  3. Use craft glue to attach the flowers on the hair part. 
  4. Once you are done attaching the flowers, attach the leaves in between the flowers. Also grab the dress parts. 
  5. Attach the curved part of the dress on the top side of the full dress pattern. Use pretty, bright colors for the dress.
  6. Attach the dress on the body part of the Paper Frida Kahlo pattern. Allow the glue to dry entirely. Attach a popsicle stick, though this step is optional. You can use the Frida bookmark even without the popsicle stick attached to it. 

Notes

If the flowers are too intricate for you to cut out, use flower stickers or sequins instead.

Laminate the paper portion of this craft before gluing to the popsicle stick to get more use out of it.

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This easy Frida Kahlo paper craft is a great way to finish an artist study of Frida Kahlo and it makes a great gift for a fan of the artist.

For more easy crafts for kids, check out our DIY Pressed Flower Candles (with video) or our Easy Gnome Craft for Kids.

Grab your free printable template to make your own Frida Kahlo bookmark or popsicle stick puppet - perfect for a Frida Kahlo artist study Frida Kahlo is the perfect female artist to study - whether learning about self-portraits or Mexican art. This easy Frida Kahlo inspired craft for kids makes a great bookmark or popsicle stick puppet

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Amanda,
      Thank you for catching that and letting me know! I just corrected the links so they should link to the printable template now – you may need to delete your cache if it still re-directs you to the printable instructions instead of the template. Please let me know if you’re able to download it 🙂

  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful content with us. I will download the document and send to all my friends.

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