I used cotton ear-cleaning sticks, aka Q-Tips, with a little bit of glue in a small cup. (Borrowing from the keeping paint ideas, a yogurt cup with a lid?) Can't get too much glue on a Q-tip!
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Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 10:44 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Glue sticks, white glue, etc.
Thanks to everyone who posted advice about organizing tempera. So many great
ideas, and I've been trying them this week. Here's the next question for
"wise art teachers." What do you all use for glue? We're finishing a mixed
media piece combining drawings and paintings of dogs and cats, various papers
to create background and midground, etc. The problem is we have been using
glue sticks to stick stuff down. The glue sticks don't stay stuck. They're
expensive and the kids go through them at an alarming rate. On the other
hand, white glue causes ripples and gets messy with my little guys. How do
you organize glue usage? Squeeze bottles, some squeezed out on lids, etc.?
Thanks in advance.
Jill in Colorado
(1st year teacher struggling with glue)!