Easy Preschool crafts for kids
My boys love to cut and paste

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Elmer’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Elmer’s glue has been a brand I have used since I was a kid. Actually, when I used to hang out at my cousins house, her uncle ate glue! We thought it was the weirdest thing, but now I know why I have a preference for Elmer’s Glue Naturals. I mean if someone might eat it, you want it to be non-toxic. According to Elmer’s, not all products can be made with natural ingredients without costing a ton of money that eventually, we as consumers would have to pay. The other option is to sacrifice quality; ie: how well the glue sticks. It is a great thing, however, that Elmer’s is always conscious of making safe and non-toxic products., and seeks to identify ways to offer environmentally friendly products and programs to consumers. After doing this craft with my kids, I noticed how much glue got on their hands, which eventually went in their mouths. Unavoidable when you are crafting with preschool aged kids. Since my kids and I craft several times a week, the amount of glue they get on and in their bodies can really add up!

Paper plate Fathers Day craft preschool
Jakobi modeling his Father’s Day Paper Plate Tie Craft

Father’s Day Paper Plate Craft Tie

This easy to do craft is perfect for Father’s Day. It can be customized by your child to show their Daddy just how much they love him OR it can be made to “Be like Daddy” as well. Every little boy likes to emulate his father.

Materials Needed

  • Elmer’s Natural Glue Sticks
  • Elmer’s Natural Glue
  • Construction Paper
  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Pom Pom for decoration


Easy Paper Plate craft for Fathers Day

Cut a hole in the middle of the plate to separate the ridges from the center. Stop at the bottom leaving a 1-1/2 inch area, then fold the center part as above.


Cut up pieces of scrap paper and let the kids glue the shapes to one side of a piece of colored construction paper. Then fold the paper in thirds lengthwise. Use a glue stick to glue the paper folded closed.

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Measure how wide the folded paper plate is and cut a slit in the top of the tie so it will easily slide through as shown above.

Paper plate craft preschool


Thread the tie through as shown above, then glue shut as below.

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I cut out a paper heart to glue over the overlapping area to help ensure the closure. Jakobi said it was his love for Dad.

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After they colored the rim of the paper plate, we glued a pom pom ball on the knot for the final touch.

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Ready to get crafting? Right now, Elmer’s is having an Elmer’s “Pin to Win” Sweepstakes so make sure you enter! You can get crafting tips and more info on Elmer’s on the Elmer’s Facebook Page.

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