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How to Draw Frida Kahlo

My favorite Frida Kahlo for kids project is a simple portrait with a few key features. Draw her hair up, with flowers and classic heavy eyebrows, and there’s not much mistaking whose portrait you are drawing.

frida kahlo for kids

Frida overcame many obstacles in her life, but she always found a way to continue making art. That’s a pretty good message for children of all ages to hear and hopefully come to admire.

You can find many more portrait art projects in my Self Portrait Art Project eBook in my PDF Shop.

• View and download Frida Kahlo PDF tutorial

MATERIALS
Black paper* (I recommend card stock or ease in erasing)
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Oil pastels* (The non-water soluble make the brightest color on black paper)

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DIRECTIONS
PREP: Print a color copy of my Frida Kahlo tutorial for each student.
1. Draw guidelines on center of paper with a ruler. Follow the steps to first make a drawing in pencil.
2. Trace all the lines with a black oil pastel. Press hard to make a heavy line.
3. Color in the face and background, taking care to go around the black pastel.

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