Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Glue and Little Ones - A Teacher's Trick

If you have ever tried to do crafts with little ones you know things can get messy before you have time to realize what is happening. Over the years I have accumulated little tricks that make crafting easier. Here is one tip for you to use when using glue. I did this all the time when I was teaching preschool.

Save the lids to margarine, sour cream and other containers. Turn the lid upside down and squeeze the glue onto the lid. This way you don't use more than you really need. Let the kids "paint" the glue onto the project with q-tips. When you are done with the project, let the glue dry on the lid then peel off the dried glue and throw it away. Saving the lid for next time. You will find that the q-tips come unraveled during use, just replace it as needed. Toss all of them when you are done.

This saves you a huge mess of glue when you are finished, especially if your littles ones do not realize just how strong they are. Believe me, you do not want to clean up that mess.


1 comment:

  1. I forgot about that trick...thanks for reminding me!!!!!!!!


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