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The ivy pot has "Tell me why the ivy twines" written in Sharpie pen, with freehand leaves; the sage pot was rubber-stamped and then touched up; and the little pot was the result of Josie slopping on paint and Mommy brushing it out for her--turned out rather Monet-like!

Transforming ordinary clay pots into works of art is fun and easy. One of these projects will work for any child old enough to hold a paintbrush.

You'll need various size terra-cotta pots to begin with. If you use pots you already have, scrub them well so you've got a clean surface on which to design. Different crafts use different additional materials, but a newspaper or other cover keeps your work surface neat.

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Little spaces look bigger when you're organized
Slow down and watch the clouds