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Re: glue bottles


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 03:42:23 PST

Hi Sky,
        From time to time it's a regular job to clean out the glue
bottle tips (at the sink). I assign a couple of students who
a caught up. The lids pop apart and can be cleaned out from
the inside. They also refill them from a gallon bottle.

My instructions are: if the glue bottle doesn't work right,
just get one that does. that seems to cut down on the tips
getting chewed up. I keep about 40 bottles out so there are
more than enough that sort of work.

                                                                Woody in KC

We keep a pair of pliers by the sink to get the tough tops unscrewed.
And a few meat skewers handy for cleaning out the glue tops from the
inside. Soaking them in hot water helps too. Having older kids (Middle
School) and having my students every day helps too for all these extra
little jobs around the room.

Sky wrote:
> Does anyone have any suggetions for unclogging Elmers glue bottles? Every
> year at about this time all the bottle tops get clogged. I do try to
> carefully close them every day. The kids try to jam scissors in the orange
> tip but only make the hole bigger and they are still clogged. Of course I
> tell them not to do this but sometimes they do it before I can catch them.
> It's so annoying. I have tons of glue but it won't come out.
> Sky

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