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Art is an excellent form of self-expression, especially for a child dealing with grief. Truth be told, it is healing for the kid in all of us. The image below is of the memory box that Claire Hecht created to remember her dad.
Draw out your emotions, with pencil, pastels and ink
Discover the fluid and vivid world of painting
Find 3D stress relief through sculpturing
Build a memory box to reconnect with your lost one
Build a scrapbook together as a family
Start your private “grief journal”
Below is a list of supplies to get started on an art project to help celebrate the memory of your loved one:
Art Therapy Children Supplies: Crayons Pastels Colored pencils Set of brightly colored markers Tempera paints and/or watercolor set Spiral bound pads of art paper/ sketch pads Scissors and glue Old magazinesAnd for Younger Children: