On a trip to the local (make that the only??!!) Maine aquarium, I noticed a craft they had for young kids. It was a plywood board with puffy paint drawings on the suface of many different kinds of sea life: just about everything from lawnmower blennies to lobster. Seriously, there is actually a fish called a lawnmower blenny. I had to mention it. Anyway, the Aquarium also had a stack of different colored papers and a plethora of crayons with which to do some rubbings of the surface. I probably lingered at that table for twenty minutes and brought home a stockpile of miniature art. Needless to say, I was inspired.
Just the other day, I was gifted a large box of unused miscellaneous crafts (there really can't be a better present for the mom of a preschooler) and in the box I found a package of 3d fabric paint....and I finally remembered my inspiration. My daughter has been really interested in Dinosaurs recently, so I thought something along that topic might be just the ticket. I even added in a little scenery (that's a volcano btw). It took about a day to dry. By the next morning, we were making some dino drawings!!