(tot school tuesday) easy dino thank you card kid craft

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

I’m honored to be included in 100 Days of Tombow celebration, where they will be working with 100 different creative bloggers and donating to the Council of Arts Education in our honor. The Council of Arts Education is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting art education and quality art programs nationwide. They’ll be donating $100 worth of Tombow products in honor of each blogger’s crafty post. That’s 10,000 buckeroos to a great cause that encourages creativity in our children. How could I possibly say no to that?!

Tombow recently sent me some fun art supplies to help me get started on my post. I’m officially a Tombow fan, not only because of their contribution to a great cause, but because their supplies are top of the line and easy to work with. Logan recently celebrated his 3rd birthday (which isn’t actually until July, but we wanted to do the party before baby #2 could crash it) dinosaur style, so we decided to craft up some simple dinosaur thank you cards together with our new Tombow supplies. Not only was this the perfect opportunity to practice Logan’s tripod pencil grip, it was the perfect time for a lesson in gratitude.

Activity: Dino Thank You Cards


Blank Cards

Colored Pencils


Ink Pad


Allow your child to stamp the front of a blank card with dino stamps (or tailor this craft to your child’s interests with different stamps). Have them work on their tripod grip and fine motor skills while coloring in the dinosaurs. Older children can practice writing and spelling as they write out their thank you message inside the cards. This is also a great opportunity to talk to your child about gratitude and the importance of saying a simple “thank you”.

And here’s Logan’s version (way more abstract and cooler than mine)…


Tot School Tuesday Co-host: Kara of Mine for the Making (visit her blog for preschool aged activities)

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.