I was in charge of coming up with a simple Father’s Day gift our church Primary (children ages 3-11) could make for their dads and this is what I came up with.
I found various forms of these on the internet and ultimately decided to add my own spin on them by adding the paper bow tie behind the M&Ms. This way the kids could personalize their ties with stripes, polka dots or whatever else they chose. For some their only goal was to try and convince me to just let them eat the candy. I held strong but I’m sorry to the dads who may or may not have received an empty wrapper attached to some string and a paper tie.
To make your own Father’s Day bow ties you will need fun size M&Ms, pipe cleaners, and string. If you want to add the paper tie I found the template here. The poem I used was found at Sugardoodle.
Once your tie is colored place the pack of M&Ms in the center, pushing the candy to either side to give it more of a bow tie look. Place the string behind the candy and bow tie horizontally.
Take the pipe cleaner and place it behind the string and other items vertically and start to wrap it around the center of your bow tie.
Leave a little bit of pipe cleaner up so you can string the poem onto your bow tie and then finish wrapping the pipe cleaner around.
And that’s all there is to it. I realize Father’s Day was over two weeks ago but I’m sure there are plenty of other occasions where an M&M bow tie might be useful. Birthdays. Grandparents Day. Weddings. Or just wait until next Father’s Day.