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Monday, January 24, 2011
The Frida Kahlo Party Part 3 - The Zines
I actually had the concept for the Frida zine before the one I had for the Mad Artist zine.
I borrowed part of the idea from Erika's wonderful coloring book she made for her daughters party. And then I went a little further into zine territory since I am so loving zines lately. And R love, absolutely loves to make her own zines and little books. In fact, she spent quite a few hours working on parts of the Frida zine. So this project was very fun for both of us.
We had so much fun however, that the zine kept growing and growing and I was still "publishing" the morning of the birthday party!
R made several nice pictures of Frida and I tried some little drawings as well as well.
We also added the fruit salsa recipe that we served at the party so that the girls could make some at home.
R loved this book by Margaret Frith that I had bought her for her party. After reading it, she made her own synopsis of Frida's life for the zine. And my favorite is this poem that she wrote about Frida. I just LOVE it.
We also added some DIY fun & games.
This zine was another labor of love. And I wish I had given myself more time and not had to rush so much. But I love the content and am very happy with it. I thought it was a pretty cool party favor. But then I am a craft geek. So my definition of "cool" is a bit off! :-)
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