By Monique Sanderson-Mata
Nichos, Magnets, Paper Mache’, Jewelry… You name it, anyway you call it – they are all crafts.
If you have ever seen pictures of Frida Kahlo’s home you’ll notice the knick knacks among her collection of Mexican Folk art. From the papier-mâché pieces that hang above her bed to the decoratively painted furniture dotting her home. Frida respected crafty pieces. Most pieces served a purpose, be it functional or for decorative adornment. Frida dressed up her person and home with uniquely crafted gems.
Just a quick FYI the Phoenix Fridas originally started off as a craft group!!
Let’s make some Frida Bottlecap Magnets! These items will also be a featured Craft Make and Take for our Fiesta de Frida event at the Heard Museum!
100 Black Bottle Caps New Unused Bottlecaps Cap Blank
ProMag Flexible Round Magnets, 0.5-Inch, 50-Pack
Fiskars 174360-1001 Round ‘n Round Squeeze Punch, Punches 1-Inch Circle, Medium
Printed Images of Frida (small but large enough to fit in the bottle caps)
Punch the circles from the pictures and glue one in each bottle cap, let dry.
Glue the magnet on the back.