Creating With Kids

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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Cute (& Easy!) DIY Wall Calendar: A couple of years ago I was looking ALL OVER for a large Wall Calendar that would look nice hanging in my front hallway. But, I couldn’t find one. Seriously, there were no Calendars that I liked out there… Then I realized it would be a pretty easy project – and it really was easy! Check out DIY Wall Calendar post. (= www.ShenaLeonard.com: Messy Table, Creative House

Cute (& Easy!) DIY Wall Calendar

A couple of years ago I was looking all over for a large Wall Calendar that would look nice hanging in my front hallway. I finally found and ordered one from Pottery Barn. I was SO excited for it to arrive, but when it did I was extremely disappointed. Even the expensive Pottery
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Rainy Day Obstacle Course: The boys took a roll of Painter's Tape (which is easy to remove from most surfaces) and made arrows all throughout the house - including up and over beds, and through various obstacles. (= It was a perfect Rainy Day Activity!! First, they got to spend a bunch of time creating it, and then they burned off TONS of energy running it over and over and over again -- all while I sat at the table sipping a cup of tea and timing them. It was a win for everyone! (= www.ShenaLeonard.com: Messy Table, Creative House

Rainy Day Obstacle Course

I found some pics of an Obstacle Course that the boys made one Rainy Day a few years ago. They took a roll of Painter’s Tape (which is easy to remove from most surfaces) and made arrows all throughout the house – including up and over beds, and through various
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