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.
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:
- Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos by Monica Brown
- Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
- Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself by Margaret Frith
- Who Was Frida Kahlo? by Sarah Fabiny
- Me, Frida by Amy Novesky
- Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World by Laurence Anholt
- Frida by Jonah Winter
- Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes
- Little People, Big Dreams – Frida Kahlo by Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Materials Needed for a Frida Kahlo Bookmark Craft
- Colored cardstock
- Scissors <– these are the ones we have and they have lasted for years in our daycare, and unlike some other safety scissors – they actually cut things!
- Craft glue
- Black sharpie
- Popsicle sticks
- Frida Kahlo Bookmark Printable Template
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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Grab your free printable instructions for our Frida Kahlo craft, and don’t forget to grab your free Frida Kahlo Bookmark Printable Template:
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. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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.