Creating With Kids

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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We love to make Reading Pillows for the kiddos’ classrooms. Check out some of our fun designs. (= www.ShenaLeonard.com: Messy Table, Creative House

Reading Pillows for Cabot’s 1st Grade Classroom (=

I was going through some old photos and I found these cute ones of some of the Monster Reading Pillows we made for Cabot’s 1st grade classroom. I can’t believe how little Cabot was – look at him carrying pillows that are almost bigger than him into the school!!
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and FUN MAIL DAY projects that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Fun Mail Day – and some Head Squishing… (=

The boys and I had a Fun Mail Day today, and I think my favorite part was the squishy head packages. (=
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Birthday Board – Lorax Theme (=

Here’s the March Birthday Bulletin Board the boys and I did for Riley’s school. We still have fuzzies floating around our house from the fluffy trees and mustache – but I’m going to call it “festive” and not “uncatchable mess.” (=
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Birthday Board – Cloudy With a Chance of Cupcakes

This month’s Birthday Bulletin Board is a spin-off of the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs book. (= And, here’s a close up to show the “Cloudy With a Chance of Cupcakes” weather report on the iPod. (=  
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Riley’s First Photo Contest Entry

Riley(8) has always been into photography (really, always… since he was a toddler and we gave him one of our old cameras) and this summer he and I took three SLR camera classes together. He’s learning a lot, practicing a lot, and just entered his very first photo
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Monster Pillows!!

We had a Monster Making Marathon at Nenny and Nohn’s house this weekend. Actually, they were monster reading pillows for Riley’s classroom this fall (and a few for his old teachers too). But, before we bring them into the school the boys decided to have some fun with
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Baby Shower Invites

We just finished some Baby Shower Invites that I think turned out pretty cute. (= I painted the watercolors late one night, then scanned them in and played around in Photoshop. After printing them as photos at Target the boys and I mounted them on card stock, added ribbon bows
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Give Your Broken Crayons a New Lease on Life. Make Them Into Funky-Cool-Multicolored Crayons

I love boxes of brand new crayons – all those perfect points lined up neatly in a box, just waiting to create a masterpiece…. They make me smile! (= And then… I use those lovely crayons and the points wear down, some even break off, and my crayons don’t
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