We love rainbows around here so of course we can’t resist making St Patrick’s Day crafts that incorporate them. In partnership with the brand new line from Elmer’s called Early Learners, we decided to used the glue sticks and glue pen they sent us to do a fun gluing activity.
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How to make the colorful St Patrick’s Day crafts
The top one in the photo above is made by my 3 year old and the bottom is by my 6 year old.
Beforehand I cut strips of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple construction paper using our Fiskars Paper Trimmer. The kids used the Elmer’s Early Learners Washable Glue Stick to make their rainbows. It has a triangular shape that helps with pre-writing skills and it doesn’t roll away! The cap also fits on the top so no worries about misplacing it. My daughter is fascinated with placing the cap there for some reason…. tee, hee.
They used the Elmer’s Early Learners Washable Glue Pen to stick on the cotton ball clouds. I bought foam shamrock cut-outs from Dollar tree for them to glue on. Little Sister glued a pot o’ gold on hers using sequins for the coins – more fine motor skills practice because they are so tiny. My mom bought them rainbow star and heart stickers. I thought it would be fun to show them how to use the hearts to make shamrocks. Big Brother drew a leprechaun on his and also made shooting stars in a rainbow pattern.
We turned Little Sister’s into a learning activity by writing numbers on the hearts for her to practice counting and reinforce her number recognition. I also wrote the 1st letter of each color on the rainbow. For fun I would ask her what color starts with the letter ‘P’ or what letter does the color yellow start with?
The Early Learners product line is set to launch in Michael’s stores this spring!
You may also like the paper plate handprint duck and footprint parrot we made last year also using these awesome glue sticks/pens.