Room Finds for Budding Mineralogists
As a kid, I loved collecting rocks and minerals. Now, years later, my son does too. As much I love to encourage him, the last thing I want to do is set some great hunk of quartz in his (shared) room to clobber his sister over the head with. Here are a few more kid-friendly finds to spur on interest in the wonders that can be found hidden under the earth…
Follow Topics for more like this
Follow for more stories like this
1. This incredible vintage-inspired science poster is from Vol25 on Etsy. $70.00.
2. Amber Iberreche’s “Gemz” print is packed full of gemstone eye-candy. $50.00.
3. A great kid friendly option – wall decals! This pack of 9 is from Urban Outfitters. $29.00.
4. Got a magnetic space in their room? Move aside alphabet magnets, check out these classy gemstone magnets from Leif. $38.00.
5. More of the real thing, in these druzy quartz drawer knobs. Switch out the dresser drawer pulls for something really special. From Anthropologie. $18.00.
6. West Elm has some drawer pull options, too, and theirs are on sale starting at $9.99.
7. Find your own agate slices and make a pair of curtain pull-backs for the kids’ curtains. Martha Stewart has the ultra-basic instructions here.
8. A rock collection like this is an incredible teaching tool, or could be used in a wall display, inside a deep frame. From Recy on Etsy. $108.00.
9. For more hands-on options, why not try these break-your-own geodes? $29.95 for 12 on Amazon.
10. And who can forget rock tumbling! So much fun! The rock tumbler pictured is specifically for kids ($44.95 from Amazon), but for more info on what kind of rock tumbler would best suit you, head over to geology.com to read this article on kids’ rock tumblers.