A great way to start the new year is to create a place for all of your clever creations.What You Need:
Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance artist who lived from 1452 to 1519. Da Vinci is probably best known for his painting, "Mona Lisa" or "La Gioconda" which was a portrait of the wife of a Florentine official. Da Vinci always kept a sketchbook handy, so he could write down his good ideas or draw things that caught his eye. In fact, when he died, he left more than 8,000 pages of sketchbooks containing scientific projects, inventions, architectural designs and sketches. Many of the notes Da Vinci made in his sketchbooks were written backwards, so they could only be read if held up to a mirror.Recommended Books/Products:
Create! A Sketchbook and Journal
Sketch, write, draw, paste, create -- any way you want! This journal of fun-filled activities and eight colored pencils gives kids a great place to let their imaginations run free. Design your own decorative stamps, space suit, TV show, underwater house, imaginary language, and more. Write each sentence in a different color. Create a collage from your favorite magazines and photos. Create! encourages kids to be as silly and creative as they like.