How can my 1 yr. old's rock collection become a paerweight for Father?

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My child learned the word rock and collected many in a pail. I want to package them to form a paperweight for her father's desk for Father's Day.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 20, 2016
    See if anything here would work for you. craftsbyamanda.com/dad-rocks-paperweight-fathers-day-craft/
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 20, 2016
    How about having your daughter help place some of the stones in a mason jar and add a lid. Then you could make a hanging tag that says "Daddy you are my rock" and tie it around the mouth of the jar. He can use the jar as a paperweight
  • Karen Karen on May 20, 2016
    You could always wash and paint them and then glue with E6000 glue or a construction adhesive
  • Carole O'Brien Carole O'Brien on May 21, 2016
    Paint them, place your child's fingerprints on them, seal with clear acrylic, arrange randomly into a tower or the shape of heart and glue them in place onto a piece of cork. Viola'
  • Shonda Thornhill Shonda Thornhill on May 21, 2016
    Have you considered epoxy? You could lay the rocks out in a rubber coffee can lid and pour a two step epoxy over them.
  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on May 21, 2016
    You can also get resin cast molds. Put the best ones inside and cast it encased forever!
  • Linda Fraser Linda Fraser on May 21, 2016
    You could help him glue some some together to make a little pile then let him paint them. Give your child ideas like paint a animal or whatever. Just let him do it their way even if it doesn't look like what it's suppose to be. Just ask questions as hes painting so you can whisper to dad what it is so dad can saw wow, look at that dog or whatever the child says it is.
  • Skrizzo Skrizzo on May 21, 2016
    How about writing the word rock on the back of a very small shadow box and just putting the rocks in loosely.
  • Louise Adkins Louise Adkins on May 21, 2016
    Simply place in a canning jar--pickle jar--whatever you have...baby food jar and spray paint the lid if necessary. I would date it on the bottom or even on or under the lid or just place in a bowl..either way they could hold papers down. Good Luck.
  • Cathy Cathy on May 24, 2016
    Crafts by Amanda - spells out "DAD ROCKS" with real rocks in a salt dough base, check out her website. Cute!
  • UpState UpState on Jul 01, 2016
    Glue a bunch of them together in the shape of a beagle or other popular dogs, then polyurethane them so they'll look wet all the time ! Great paperweight or desk ornament !
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