The Compassionate Maker: Grief & Healing in a School Library Makerspace
Psyches iatreion - roughly translated as “Healing Place for the Soul”
Seymour, G. (2016, May/June). The Compassionate Makerspace: Grief and Healing in a High School Library Makerspace [in press]. Teacher Librarian.
Making memorial buttons.
We used the Tecre 2 1/4 button maker and supplies, though there are other brands available.
Resources for Schools
Before I die... Walls
Memory Bears (Upcycled Fabric)
Most of these patterns require experience with sewing. If you're not experienced enough, you may want to consider hiring someone to do the work for you. Etsy is a good place to look or ask for recommendations at your local craft store.
"Give children of all ages, including teens, the opportunity to express themselves through poetry, song, fiction, and in other creative ways."
Ideas: Memory Shirt (Dress Shirt)
Ideas: Memory Shirt (T-Shirt)
Ideas: Memory Jar
Use a Mason jar or any other glass jar available and place photos, trinkets and such within.