5 uses for school glue

I don’t know about you, but when it’s back to school time I can’t resist stocking up on white glue. It was only 5 cents a bottle, after all. But now I have about 20 bottles of it. So what do I do with all this white gluey goodness? (I mean besides letting the kiddos rub it on their skin and peel it off?)

  1. Make a relief design art project. Draw with it on paper. Make sure the lines are nice and thick and don’t fill in any spaces. Let it dry overnight. The next day you can place another sheet on top and rub with crayons or colored pencils and create some great rubbings. Try lots of different patterns and you can mix and match for interesting effects.
  2. Use it as a resist. Once again, draw a line drawing with the glue in nice thick lines. Let it dry overnight. The next day get out your paints and color in your picture. The colors will stay within the glue lines and you can end up with a great effect that looks a bit like batik.
  3. Use it to make play putty for the kids on a rainy day.
  4. Make some Papier Mache goodies.
  5. Use it like a glue stick. Now isn’t that handy?

Still have some glue left? For even more fun visit here.

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0 Responses to 5 uses for school glue

  1. Summer says:

    We made the “play putty” for my oldest son’s 6th birthday party. It was a blast and it gave the children something to take home. If you keep it in a Ziploc bag, it will last and last and last. I finally just threw ours away. It’s so easy to make and really inexpensive too. Oh, you can add food coloring to it too! I highly recommend it!!

  2. Anna-Marie says:

    Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a lot of fun. And thanks for the food coloring tip too.

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