Thursday, June 13, 2013

DIY Nature Journal for Kids With Tombow Art Supplies #Tombow100


I was contacted by Tombow products and asked to participate in a special program 
to show how crafters and bloggers use their "Tombow Time." 
The best part is that it helps give back to a cause I feel strongly about -- Arts Education. 

 In March of this year, Tombow kicked off its "100 Days of Tombow"program at the National Art Education Association Conference in Forth Worth, Texas. They promised to provide up to $10,000 of Tombow art products to the Council for Arts Education, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting art education and quality art programs nationwide. They asked 100 different bloggers across America to share a project using Tombow's products. For every submission by a blogger, Tombow donates $100.00 worth of products to the Council for Arts Education. You know I'm all about art supplies and getting them to art teachers to use in their classrooms! 


Tombow was established 100 years ago, in Japan in 1913, as the wood case pencil provider for Japanese students. Since then, they've grown their company to provide adhesive tapes, ballpoint pens, drawing pencils, dual brush pens, glue sticks, and other scrapbooking and art making supplies. 


Tombow sent my family some lovely colored pencils and dual brush pens to play with. 
My Kindergartener, "C" (age 6) is a little naturalist like her big sister and wanted to make her own Nature Journal to record her bird drawings, leaf rubbings, and other sketches. She loves making her own books as she is learning how to read and write. 

It was a very basic and simple book construction method. 
We folded piece of lime green card stock to use as the cover.
Then, I folded some white printer paper in half and drilled two small holes in the fold with a large needle. I laced some twine through the holes to bind the pages. We cut out a simple tree silhouette from "woodgrain" contact paper and she did the rest - adding words and drawings to her journal. 


Happy Creating and Exploring! 

Are you a blogger that would be interested in participating in the "100 Days of Tombow" movement? They still need bloggers! Contact Barbara Pritchett, public relations coordinator, who will facilitate the provision of the 100 days of Tombow starter kit, containing: Dual Brush Pens, Irojiten Color Pencils, and the Stamp Runner Adhesive. Every submission to the "100 Days of Tombow" blogging program will result in a $100.00 product donation to the Council for Arts Education
They hope to donate $10,000 worth of product to this dynamic, vibrant cause that shapes the future crafters and artists of America through its educational programs. 

Warmly,
Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea

Disclosure: Products for review were provided by Tombow. 
The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions of Tombow Products. 

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3 comments:

Amber said...

Cute journal! I just emailed her. There supplies are the best!! I've had a set of dual tip markers for almost 15 years and they haven't run out!!

Court Dan said...

Can't wait to try this!

Pages Planted said...

Homemade nature journals are the best! It's fun looking at what your family has made. Great work!

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