Creating With Kids

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A Tale of Two Mice…

The other day Cabot(9) drew this cute cartoon of two mice who are heartbroken because they can’t be together. I LOVE it! (=
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A Shrinky Dink Tip...

A Shrinky Dink Tip… (=

When doing Shrinky Dinks, it’s very important to have ALL of your coloring on only one side — and that side should be facing UP when you bake your Shrinky Dink. If you color on both sides your Shrinky Dink won’t turn out very nicely — but, you will gain a
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Adorable monogram art by my kinder. It was a present for his teacher. (=

Cabot’s Awesome Monograms — Brought to you by the letter W (=

I love, love, LOVE the Monogram Art that my little guy does. I came across some pics of old ones he did as gifts, so I thought I’d post them for you all to enjoy. (= Today’s post is brought to you by the letter W. Cabot did this monogram a couple of years ago as a
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Mad Scientist Sketches

I’m working on a Mad Scientist Lab for Cabot’s classroom party. Here’s a sketch of the girl and boy Mad Scientists so far. (=
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Storytime Drawing

Storytime Drawing (=

Cabot sometimes enjoys drawing pictures of what’s going on in the book I am reading to him at bedtime. It’s quite a relaxing way to end the day, and I like the pics he comes up with. (=  Give it a try with your kiddo sometime — and you can take turns with who
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I used some of Cabot's art around one of my favorite art quotes. I love the way Cabot makes these designs - my scanner really didn't do the bright colors justice, but you can still tell what an awesome job he did. (=

Art Quotes With Designs by Cabot (=

My youngest, Cabot, does the coolest designed monograms – so I had him make me a frame in his style that I can use with art quotes.  Here are a couple samples. I love it! (=  
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I used some of Cabot's art around one of my favorite art quotes. I love the way Cabot makes these designs - my scanner really didn't do the bright colors justice, but you can still tell what an awesome job he did. (=

Awesome Frame Art By the Kiddo! (=

I used some of Cabot’s art around one of my favorite art quotes. I love the way Cabot makes these designs – my scanner really didn’t do the bright colors justice, but you can still tell what an awesome job he did. (=    
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We dropped off some Reading Pillows for the little guy's classroom today. This year's assortment includes Harry Potter, dragons, monsters, Minions, Mickey Mouse and a Minecraft Creeper. (=

Classroom Reading Pillows: Monsters, Minions, Creepers and More

We dropped off some Reading Pillows for the little guy’s classroom today. This year’s assortment includes Harry Potter, dragons, monsters, Minions, Mickey Mouse and a Minecraft Creeper. (= Here are some pics of them.    
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I love doing art projects with kids -- they don't get caught up in how you're

Who Needs a Canvas?

I love doing art projects with kids — they don’t get caught up in how you’re “supposed” to do art. Kids know that there is no “right” and “wrong” when it comes to art. There are techniques, experimentation and creativity.  (=
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Classroom Reading Pillows: Monsters, Turtles, Harry Potter and More (= www.ShenaLeonard.com: Messy Table, Creative House

Classroom Reading Pillows: Monsters, Turtles, Harry Potter and More (=

We are currently working on the Reading Pillows for Cabot’s classroom this fall, so I thought it was the perfect time to share some of the pillows we’ve done for the boys’ classrooms in the past. (= The first couple of years we only did Funny Monster Faces, but
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