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Make Frida-inspired art:
- Flower self-portraits: Offer a mirror and notice together the shape of each facial feature. Explore different facial expressions to match different emotions (a super way to promote emotional empathy). To get started, kids can use markers or paint to make their own self-portrait right on the mirror or on a piece of paper. Then, invite kids to arrange flowers and other colorful nature treasures as hair, facial features or decoration. Offer glue to attach the flowers to the portrait. Or, skip the glue altogether and enjoy re-arranging the flowers in different ways.
- Nature crowns: Gather strips of heavyweight paper about 2 to 2.5 feet long. (Poster board works.) Each strip will make one crown. Apply two pieces of double-sided tape down the center along the length of each paper strip, leaving on the paper backing until you are ready to use it with kids. Help kids peel the paper backing off the double-sided tape and welcome them to stick flowers onto the tape. Once kids have decorated the strips, wrap them around their heads and use clear packing tape to secure them into crowns.
- Forest putty flower faces: Make a batch of forest putty (homemade playdough) and support your child in rolling it into a ball and then flattening it on a surface (tree, plate). Use flowers and colorful nature treasures to make facial features and/or hair.