Rock Photo Holders

These Rock Photo Holders are fun and easy for the kids to make and then they can pick their favorite photos to display on them.

Rock Photo Holders kids craft

Creating, documenting, and displaying memories are some of our favorite thing to do. We enjoy spending time together as a family and choose to spend our money on family trips and small weekend adventures. It’s been fun creating lasting memories with our children who still talk about the adventures years later. Sometimes I have a hard time getting photos off the camera and displaying them though. Since kids love seeing photos of themselves I thought it would be fun for them to create a way to display them.

Rock Photo Holder

You only need a few simple supplies and once you cut the wire the kids can make them on their own. We live in the desert and don’t have pretty river rocks in our area. I would prefer those rocks, but use what you have available. Since kids love collecting rocks, have them go on a hunt to find their favorites. You can choose any color of wire you like or use what you have available like I did. You will also need small wire cutters.

Rock Photo Holder supplies

Start by wrapping a long length of wire around the rock a few times, then wrap the wire once or twice around itself and pull it up to form the spiral on top. Don’t cut the wire until after you have wrapped it around the rock and decided how long you want the stem to be. Make sure to also have enough wire for the spiral on top.

Rock Photo Holder wrap wire around rock

Use something round to help you form the spiral. This fat brush worked well. Use whatever you have around the house that will give you the size of spiral you want.

Rock Photo Holder wire

Go around 3 times for the spiral. If you have extra wire, cut it at the bottom of the circle.

Rock Photo Holder wrapped wire

They’re easy for the kids to make and it’s fun to see the different rocks they choose.

Rock Photo Holders

Now it’s time for the best part, picking out the photos you want to print out and display. These will give me a reason to print out photos instead of keeping them on the computer. I placed them on top of the bookcases next to a map, but I think we’re going to print more to go in the boy’s room.

Rock Photo Holders on bookshelf

It’s a great activity for kids to work on after a vacation or family outing by having the kids pick the photos they want to display on their rock holders.

Rock Photo Holders with photos

I hope you enjoyed this little project you can work on with your kids or grand kids.

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  • Christine December 5, 2017, 4:53 pm

    This is such a practical idea, and every holder will be unique. Plenty of scope for individual creativity too. Brilliant! Definitely a Granny (me)/Grandchild project.
    My Mum used to have something similar on her kitchen table. She used it to leave messages for my Dad, to say what time she would be back from shopping for example. I had been looking for something similar now my husband is retired……it never occurred to me that I could make one!…. And now my Mum could use a few for the family photos that we send her.
    Also I can’t think of a friend or a craft stall that wouldn’t appreciate them.
    Thanks so much,

  • Corinne November 29, 2018, 10:09 pm

    Love these xxoo

  • ellen May 1, 2019, 9:58 am

    I am a grandmother and my grandson is making this for the mini society fare. Any idea how he could display them? Thank you for sharing your idea.

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