I too, use tap-n-glue bottle lids. These are wonderful for
dispensing a very small drop of glue; great for small format collage.
I find I must teach the students (7th grade) how to use these glue
bottle lids. Inevitably someone unscrews the lid and dumps a whole
bottle of glue onto their project!
I however, have found that these things DO clog up. Before I hand
them out to the kids, I unclog all bottles using a small cheap
screwdriver to push down the inside mechanism. If I leave them
"stuck" and just suggest that students 'tap' harder to unstick them,
then more students unscrew them to get to the glue!
I consider these to be another glue dispensing mode, but I still use
the regular Elmer's glue bottles and also a green musilage roll-on
glue stick that I call green snot glue. (Hey, I've been teaching 7th
grade for over 10 years and my descriptive skills have been honed by
7th grade humor.)
Emerson Junior High School
> I found these wonderful "Tap-n-glue" caps for glue bottles in the School
> Specialty catalog. They are bright red and very cheap (less than a dollar
> each I think). You NEVER have to open or close the glue. You NEVER have to
> unclog the glue! There is a nub on the end of the cap which opens when you
> apply pressure, and closes when the bottle is upright. They are awesome, a
> little noisy, but awesome! -Becca