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Grieving through Art

Date
January 17, 2011
Author
Kate's Club
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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.

The recover-from-grief.com website shares some of ideas for projects you can do on your own:

  • 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:

Finger paint set
Play-Doh set

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