I loved the way our paper plate handprint duck and footprint parrot turned out! We were sent an awesome craft kit to try the new Elmer’sEarly Learners glue pen and an Elmer’s Early Learners glue stick. The box it arrived in was so much fun for the kids to decorate and now it can be used for storing craft supplies.
How to make the footprint parrot:
Make a red footprint on a paper plate. My 5 yr old used the glue pen to add on a googly eye, beak, feathers, leaves, and a jumbo craft stick.
How to make the handprint duck:
I drew a line on a paper plate to represent where the water would be. My 2 yr old used the glue stick to add glue on the bottom half of the plate. She took small square pieces of blue tissue paper in 3 different colors to make the water. Then we made a yellow handprint in the center. We also added a yellow thumbprint at the tip of the thumb to create the head. She used the glue pen to add on a googly eye, beak, and cotton ball clouds.
A little about the Elmer’s Early Learners glue stick and pen:
They have a unique triangler shape designed specifically for preschool-aged children to help kids develop fine motor skills such as those used for pre-writing. Like the motto of our blog, they encourage creativity and imagination.
What we loved about them:
They don’t roll away! I also love that the cap fits on to the back so it doesn’t get lost….. a problem we often have . It goes on purple so the kids can see where they have already placed the glue, but still dries clear. My son is in kindergarten and I love that it helps support his daily writing with the tripod grasp.
*Disclaimer: We received a free Elmer’s Early Learners Academy Kit and compensation for this post. All opinions are my own honest thoughts about the products used.