Creating With Kids

Post-It Note Art Challenge 

The boys and I are excited to launch our first-annual Post-It Note Art Challenge!! Below is the sheet with Participation Instructions. There are fabulous Creative Prompts for each week (chosen by Cabot, The Nerdy Artist) and there’s really no pressure. If you do something y
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The little guy (age 7 here) saw an art piece hanging in the middle school and decided to come home and figure out how to make his own version. I love how creative this little guy is. (=

That Art Looks Cool – I’m going to figure out how to make something like it

I just ran across this picture from a couple of years ago and had to share it. Cabot (age 7 here) saw an art piece hanging in the middle school office and decided to come home and figure out how to make his own version. I love how creative this little guy is. (=  
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Cabot(9) is making a video of himself creating some of his Monogram Art. We'll post it when it's ready.

Cabot’s Cool Monogram Art Video

Cabot(9) made a video of himself creating some of his cool Monogram Art  —  actually, he did the art, and his big brother did the video editing. It’s a bit mesmerizing to watch. (= Check it out! (=    Here’s a pic of him at work.
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Cute Chibi Mickey by Cabot, age 9. (=

Cute (Chibi) Mickey Mouse Art by Cabot

Cabot(9) has been into drawing cute little chibi characters lately. Here’s the Urban Dictionary’s definition of Chibi (just in case you are “un-cool” like me, and didn’t know what it meant). (= chibi It is an adjective that means small and/or
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How to make the Perfect end-of-the-year (or anytime) Teacher Present! It’s small, cute (adorable, actually) and includes EVERY Child’s Favorite Thing about their school year. Each kid has a page with their photo, info and drawing. I have made this for my kids’ teachers the last 8 years and it’s always a big hit! (=

How To Make the Perfect Teacher Gift – “What I Like About School…” books made by the kids in class

For the past 8 years I have been creating the PERFECT end-of-the-year Teacher Gift with my kids’ classes. I know, I know… nothing is perfect you say…. But, this present is pretty close! The teachers really love it! And why wouldn’t they? It’s adorable, it takes up very little
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The boys started young with their inventions/contraptions... Flashback to a slide pulley thingy in progress. (=

Play is the highest form of research

The boys started young with their inventions/contraptions… Flashback to a slide-pulley-thingy in progress. (=
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Print Making 

Just finished a Printing Art Adventure with the third graders -they did a great job! I’ll post a “how-to” soon. (=
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A Mini Donut Shop by Cabot

Little felt donuts in little origami boxes. Cabot makes cute stuff. (=
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Possibly the Coolest School Project Ever!

I love the amazing school projects our teachers come up with! Cabot’s third grade teacher has kids creating businesses, learning about supply & demand, ROI, etc. The kids have to present business plans to the bank (the teacher) and see if they are eligible for business
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Cabot's Pokemon Monopoly Creation (=

Cabot’s Pokemon Monopoly Game

Cabot(9) created a Pokemon Monopoly game with his grandma. He did a really nice job too! (=
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