Moving to a new state can be stressful for the whole family and can be particularly tough on the kids who tend to thrive on routine and familiarity. Besides the frightening prospect of starting over in a new place there is the packing and, more specifically, the paring down that takes place before the move. Here is a great solution to satisfy a young collector's need to take a piece of their old home with them to the new one.
When faced with a substantial rock collection while preparing for a move, one of the craft wizards at Little Birdie Secrets had a great idea--have the budding geologist choose his favorite rocks and then turn them into a display piece. Using a standard picture frame, decorative paper and some strong adhesive, she and her son created a handsome and highly personal piece of artwork.
This project hits on many cylinders. It encourages the child to be part of the paring down process while at the same time allowing them to bring a piece of their old home with them, it is a chance to work collaboratively with a kid who might otherwise not want to craft with his parents, and the final product looks great.
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