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Lesson Plans

Cotton or Acrylic Gloves with Glue guns?

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Claire Loughheed (ClaireLoughheed)
Wed, 23 Dec 1998 10:12:09 -0500

My experience with the acrylic gloves is that they don't melt--the child
senses the heat through the glove and pulls their hand away before it's ever
reached that point. Cotton gloves would work the same way but the reason
why I prefer the acrylic gloves is that they stretch to fit and the
elasticized cuff keeps them on. They're also easy to find in dollar stores
and cheap. After a little while they tend to get gunked up with glue and
need to be tossed. Still, when it's all said and done, it saves a lot of
fingers from burns (or at least more serious burns) and when the
glove-wearing is a policy you have something to cover you when a parent
thinks you've failed to look out for their child. Every time there's been a
burn and I've asked if the student was wearing gloves the answer has been
no. The parent backs right off.

Happy (and safe) holidays to everyone!

Claire Loughheed
Assistant Director of Education
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609
ph: (508) 799-4406, ext. 3058
fax: (508) 798-5646
e-mail: claireloughheed