I agree with Jeryl about tap-n-glue bottles. I've had exactly the
I too have several sets of glue available for the kids. One set we
fondly call the green snot glue, (hey, it's 7th grade!) because it's an
amazing shade of fluorescent green and comes in a sponge
applicator clear tube. I buy these through my district's order at
Office Depot. The other glue which I use with the kids is the small
bottles of Tacky Glue, which I buy at Walmart for less than $1 a
bottle. Six or so bottles last a very long time. We also, on
occasion, use hot glue, which again, I purchase in large quantities
I also teach the kids that using the proper adhesive is important.
When we do mixed media projects; fabric, paper, collage, etc.
there is a spot on the rubric which asks if they used the
appropriate glue for the media used.
Emerson Junior High School
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> I've used the tap-n-glue for several years and have mixed feelings about
> them. They are great for limiting the amount of glue used on a project
> but you really have to educate the students on how to use the bottles.
> First they try to open the top and then the glue pours out as the cap
> falls off. If you get them past that, they tend to "bang-n-glue". The
> noise is bothersome and eventually the little ball part becomes battered
> down into the lid and it doesn't work. Only a very small dot of glue
> comes out when they are working correctly so it doesn't work for
> collages and other projects that need a lot of glue. I keep a separate
> supply of regular glue bottles. BTW, Walmart has glue for .25 a bottle
> and glue sticks 2/.25. My state gives each teacher $100.00 to spend at
> the beginning of each school year so I've already started to stock pile
> supplies and save the receipts. The cheap stuff goes fast when school
> Jeryl in SC