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As a mom of three small children, and a former Pre-K teacher, arts and crafts activities are one of my favorite things to do with my kids! There's just something about watching them use their imaginations as they create and learn that brings a smile to my face every time. Since we do various projects frequently, I try to keep the necessities on hand...one of those being glue! A bottle or stick of glue has proven to be a must-have item for almost everything we create. That's why I was excited to learn about the all new School Glue Naturals from Elmer's!
Elmer's, the makers of America's favorite school glue, understands the demand for natural adhesive products from eco-conscious parents and teachers. That's why they're proud to announce Elmer's School Glue Naturals, the FIRST and ONLY school glue made with naturally occurring ingredients (specifically corn and soybeans) and available in recycled packaging in pourable and glue stick form.
I appreciate that Elmer's is offering a natural-based glue option for parents and teachers and was excited that we were given the opportunity to test it out!
When our Elmer's School Glue Naturals pourable glue and glue sticks arrived, the kids were begging to do an activity. As I mentioned, I love to do projects with my kids and typically try to tie it into something they're learning in school or we're learning at home. When the Elmer's glue arrived, we had been talking a lot about Spring and the different things we see during this time of year. I decided to do a couple of fun projects with the kids to spark their creativity and encourage some learning at the same time.
Kaden loves colors and learning more about them. Lately he has been particularly interested in rainbows, and with Spring and rainy weather upon us...I thought it was the perfect time to do a fun rainbow craft. We cut up some colored paper (except purple, he wanted to color that one himself), a cloud shape and got out glue and cotton balls ready.
Kaden first used the Elmer's School Glue Naturals to glue each of the color strips along the bottom of the cloud shape (this was his rainbow!). He then used the pourable glue for the larger cloud shape to glue on his cotton balls.
I was amazed, and happy to see that the Elmer's School Glue Naturals pourable glue and glue sticks are just as strong and washable as Elmer's traditional School glue. They can be used on any project that you would typically use Elmer's traditional School Glue on!
His rainbow project has held up great and he enjoyed using the new glue. The glue sticks seemed very comparable to other Elmer's glue sticks we've used and these were probably Kaden's favorite to use. The pourable Elmer's School Glue Natural is also fantastic quality. It is a bit thicker than Elmer's traditional white School Glue and seems more gel-like. At first it was a little more difficult for Kaden to squeeze out, as he's used to the white glue pouring out. He has started to get the hang of it though as we use it more. I for one appreciate that it doesn't flow out as quickly, so then we're not wasting any glue!
Kaelyn has shown an interest in all of the flowers we've planted this Spring season and wanted to make a flower craft. She enjoys tracing her hands and cutting them out, so we decided to make a flower picture with her hands.
She began by tracing her hands three times, then cutting them out along with a flower pot, stem, and two leaves. Since there were smaller surfaces to glue, she used the glue sticks for even coverage and it worked perfectly!
Her flower picture turned out great and has stayed glued down with no problems at all!
After using this several times with the kids so far, I can tell you that Elmer's School Glue Naturals is just as strong and washable as Elmer's traditional School Glue. I also appreciate that it's just as safe and non-toxic, with the benefit of being made with naturally occuring ingredients and in recycled packaging!
I would definitely purchase Elmer's School Glue Naturals in the future to use with my kids. And, if I were still teaching would gladly use them in my classroom as well!
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Buy It: Elmer's School Glue Naturals is available in a single 4 0z. pourable bottle ($3.29 RV), single 22g glue stick or 6g glue sticks sold in two packs ($3.29 RV), and in a 30 pack case ($16.99 RV). You can purchase Elmer's School Glue Naturals nationwide in JoAnn Fabric stores, Michaels stores, and more.