– By Tracey Stewart

When it’s time for my kids to go back to school, they often get anxious about the transition.  To help ease this anxiety we make a very special family necklace together. It’s also a great project for kids who may be nervous about going to summer camp or anywhere else that is out of their comfort zone.

Make your own family necklace

What you will need

  • Yarn
  • Tags
  • Photos – make sure to use ones that you won’t be afraid to cut

TAKE a photo of each family member (we always include our three adorable dogs, of course)

GLUE the pictures onto the tags, making sure to cut them down to size

COVER the pictures with tape to protect them (you could also use mod podge to coat them)

BRAID soft wool yarn.

HANG the tags from the yarn (you could use shoelaces, ribbon, etc.)

TIE it off as a necklace

This completes our family necklace. My daughter says, “Whenever I miss you, I look at your picture and it makes me feel better,” and that makes me feel a lot better.

The necklace was such a hit that other families in her class even started to make their own.


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