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I own my own set of Crayola Glitter Glue pens, not for the kids, the pets....nope...they are mine! I bought them last year before Christmas. I like to make my own cards and thought that a bit of glitter glue would add sparkle to the cards. In the Crayola pack, you get 9 glitter glues in a range of colours for the sum of approximately £3.50. You can of course get cheap imitations but I find that they dry up pretty quickly, something I had hoped not to experience with a well known brand like Crayola. There are couple of red and greens in the packet which is quite useful plus a gold, blue, purple, silver and white.
The glitter glue actually squeezes out quite fast compared to my proper craft glitter glues such as Stickles which has a lovely fine nozzle on. However, at £2.50 PER GLUE they aren't really comparable. I do think that if children used these they would possibly get into a fine old mess, but much less mess than PVA glue and traditional glitter I hasten to add - that is a messy nightmare! The colours are good and opaque (some cheaper versions can be translucent) except for the white which is a bit too subtle for my liking. At £3.50 I think these are quite good value, if you are buying them for the kids who will just get them everywhere perhaps go for a cheaper option? They are OK for serious crafters but only if you don't want to do any fine blobs of glitter. The other downside is that despite them being from Crayola, the ones I have left over this year seem to have dried out. I have tried squeezing them down the tube but no avail. The nozzles sometimes get blocked too which is a common problem with all glitter glues so have a cocktails stick or similar on hand to unblock the nozzle.
These are OK for kids (maybe a bit expensive?), OK for serious crafters but there are definitely better versions out there. I am also stuck with a blue and purple that I barely use and a bunch of half used glitter glues that have dried up. Next time I'd be tempted to go for a professional (Stickles) glue or a very cheap and cheerful glitter glue. Only 3 stars from me and that is mainly down to the good colour they give.
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There is nothing I like more than a good bit of glitter and even though Jack is a boy I think he enjoys playing with glitter and glue just as much as I do. Of course when you have separate PVA glue and glitter you do end up making a rather good mess everywhere. This is part of the fun I guess but I decided to purchase some glitter glues a short while back just to get a better finish to our pictures (and to bring back a few memories from when I was younger too!)
The Crayola glitter glues are not a bad price considering how many you get and the quality of the pens. I have tried cheaper ones but these tend to have less glitter than these Crayola ones and are harder to use as the glue doesn't seem to flow as well as this named brand product. I paid around £3.50 pence for a pack of the pens of which there were nine in a packet of various colours.
The packaging that the pens comes in is rather basic and not excessive although both the cardboard backing and the plastic frontage can be recycled which is a great thing. The pack does a good job at protecting the pens whilst still being easy to get into.
The nine pens inside the pack consist of a clear glue with iridescent glitter, a silver colour, a green colour, a red colour, a blue colour, a pink colour, a purple colour, a gold colour and a lighter green colour. They all have corresponding coloured lids which are easy to screw on and off to reveal the quite fine nib where the glitter glue is squeezed from.
The glitter glue pens have an age range for those aged 3 years and over and they are machine washable should the glitter glue get on any clothes.
When using the pens I was surprised at actually how dense the glitter was inside the pens and how bold the colours were which came from using them. The glue was pretty strong and seemed to adhere to even a shiny surface with relative ease. The pens are not too chunky so Jack was able to hold them with ease and the glue seems to flow well from them without too much squeezing.
Jack was able to draw really good shapes and pictures without the glue spreading and the speed with which the glue dried was pretty impressive too (if he didn't overload the page). The colours which are supplied seem to work really well together and even the two different shades of green are noticeably different.
We did find that after the first use and then getting the glitter glue pens out for subsequent uses, you did have to pick the dried glue off from the tip of the glue pen in order for the opening to be revealed and the glue to be able to come out of what is effectively a plastic tube. The glitter may also settle somewhat so giving the tubes a little shake and a "massage" is most effective for them getting a consistent amount of glitter in the glue.
All in all though these pens are great to use and we have had so much fun creating cards and pictures for the wall in the kitchen and for family members. I would say that they really didn't seem to last that long but then we did do a fair amount of art/craft with them so I would think that is relevant. They are however great for the price and I am more than happy to award these pens a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I bought a number of Crayola items from Amazon and this was one of them. My daughter loves making pictures and had got a set last year for her birthday which contained glitter glues, the glues were watery and ended up everywhere so I thought it would be a good idea to buy her some decent ones.
The glues cost me just under £4 from Amazon which is a pretty good price for nine different coloured tubes, you get red, pink, purple, gold, blue, green, silver, clear and a bluey green colour. The glitters come in a plastic surround on the front and then are backed with a piece of cardboard which is bright yellow and green for the Crayola brand. To open the glues you simply need to peel back the plastic off the cardboard although this does destroy the pack so there is nowhere to thn keep them.
The glues are in soft plastic tubes to make then easy to squeeze to dispense the glue, the nozzle is a good size so the glue doesn't clog it up and glitter in the glue is quite fine so passes through the nozzle easily.
My daughter was thrilled when I gave her these glues and she was able to use them without a problem, she had a little issue with squeezing too hard when she first began using them but soon reliased to be more gentle and then she could get the glue to go where she actually wanted it to go. My daughter has made some lovely pictures with these glues although the only thing is that the tubes are quite small so they do run out pretty quickly and of course no matter how hard to squeeze you can;t get the last bits out.
I would recommend these they are reasonably priced and loads of fun, the glue dries quickly and the glitter stays stuck once it is dry rather than flaking off which happens when you use seperate glue and glitter, thse provide an easy way for your child to have the added sparkle without too much mess.
On days like today there is nothing better than sitting on with the children nice and cosy but it can be hard to keep 3 toddlers occupied and stop them running wild one of their favourite activities is messy play. They love to make new things and who does not like shiny sparkly things more than children so when I cam across these glue pens I decided to purchase them as trying to use glitter glue shake method with a 4 year old 3 year old and 18 month old can be very messy.
The pens are a very simple design of just squeezing the product out it is not runny but rather thick which means they do not rush out making a mess. They have a re sealable lid which is great for storing the pens without having to worry they will dry out. You do need to give the nozzle a wipe after use after we found our clear glitter dried up after we forgot to do so and was unusable.
We received the pens in colours of clear, silver, light green, green, blue, gold, purple, pink and red. The pens have a small hole at the tip so the glitter glue can pass through it. They only need to be squeezed gently for the product to start coming out which is great for little hands. They do need a good shake before use or all the glue falls to the bottom and does not mix well with the glitter.
Once on the paper the glitter glue is very easy to spread and as it comes out very slowly there is no spillage and hardly any mess even with a small child in control. It does take a while to dry anything up to half an hour we found but once dried the glitter shines through and leaves a very nice finish not too raised and very clean lines.
These pens are glue also although my children do not often do so as they say it's to pretty to hide so they tend just to use it for creating sparkle with the glitter. Saying that the few times it has been used to stick additions to paper and card it worked very well with a strong hold no worry of the pieces coming away without a major tug.
My only downside is when we first came to open the pens you have to remove the top and pull out a small piece of plastic that is stopping the glitter from leaking out. This was quite a task and was rather annoying but once removed the pens were fantastic.
I purchased these glue pens from Wilkinson's for the small price of £4 for 9 glitter pens. Age recommendation is 3 years and up but to be honest my youngest boy likes to join in so he is not missing out and he is 18 months old. He was able to squeeze the pens for a little squiggle but he did have full supervision to make sure he did not eat any. I would recommend these pens to anyone they are a better way for young children to add sparkle to their creations with less mess.
Glitter glue must have been around for absolutely ages! I remember playing with it when I was really young and i'd totally forgotten about it until a few months ago when my friend showed me her nail art - it looked amazing and I was shocked to discover she'd created this look by using glitter pens! Obviously though, glitter pens are mainly used for arts and crafts. While visiting my cousin a couple of weekends ago, her little girls Darcy and Faith were designing card designs as their school was going to make them into proper cards and create a set amount of copies to send to friends and family in return for a small donation to charity.
They each had a set of the glitter pens and were thoroughly enjoying using them but unfortunetly due to the consistency of the pens (it's a bit like thick glue with sparkly bits in), they were having a bit of trouble in getting a pretty design. I decided to step in as my cousin was busy cooking and together we created two lovely card designs which were mainly made with felt tips however we incoportated a sneaky bit of glitter onto Darcy's snowman's hat in order to add that extra bit of christmas sparkle. The glitter glue sets really quickly and so there's not alot of waiting around for it to dry. The glitter glue comes in a pack of nine and are reasonably priced at around £3.50 per set, however I bought my set (for nail art!) for £2ish from Tesco as it was on offer. Considering that this glitter glue is a Crayola branded product, I do think this is a good price as each glitter glue pen is a decent size, and the glitter glue itself is good quality.
The pack of nine glitter glue pens/tubes each have a variety of vibrant colours such as pink, blue, green, etc, and ofcourse silver and gold which my cousins little girls particullary liked. I love the clear glitter glue as it makes an amazing top coat over matte nail varnish. The glitter glue can be used for art projects, decorating cards or just generally for kids to play around with when drawing. The glitter comes in transparent, squeezable plastic tubes which have a little nib that dispenses the glitter glue. These are quite chunky and so are reasonably easy for even small children to use. Glitter glue is suitable for children aged 3 and upwards. Darcy and Faith are 4 and 6, and had no issues using these pens and it wasn't a messy experience like I thought it might be, however they are sensible kids so if your little one is mischevious it may be a good idea to avoid this glitter glue as it has the potential to cause a real mess!
I recieved my christmas cards from Darcy and Faith last weekend, and they look brill! The design has been photocopied to create several copies, but you can tell where the glittery bits are and it adds a really nice, christmassy look to the cards. I've also used glitter glue for various other things other than the usual arts and crafts etc, such as nail art (it looks amazing, honestly!) and I also used a red one when it was halloween for gory but sparkly blood tears running down my cheeks - I got lots of compliments and a few people commented on how long it must of taken for me to create this look when in fact it took just seconds to dab a bit onto a slanted brush and apply to the selected areas - it also washed off fine and didn't irritate my skin. Overall, these are good value. Kids love them and I quite enjoy using them too!
Crayola is the brand that most mums look to on rainy days to keep their little ones entertained and, although I'm not a mum myself, Crayola has come to the rescue on many occasions when I have been left babysitting younger relatives including my younger sister and niece. My younger sister is 10 and my niece is 6 and both have different experiences when using the Crayola glitter glue. They tend to play together being similar ages so I purchased a 'rainy day' goody bag which contained many Crayola and other goodies apt for arts and crafts. One of the items in the goody bags was this set of Crayola Glitter glues.
The pack of glitter glues that I purchased contained 9 differently coloured glues: clear, silver, light green, green, blue, gold, purple, pink and red. The tubes of glitter almost look like pens they have reseal able lids which are perfect as they are water tight which prevents the glues from drying up after use. The plastic tubes themselves are transparent meaning that you can see the glitter through the tube.
Once the lid is removed the nozzle is very small which is a god send for my niece as, like many other 6 year olds, she tends to get carried away with the glitter so the small nozzle prevents her from using all of the tube in one go! This also means that her pictures dry quicker and there is less mess afterwards. As for my 9 year old sister the small nozzle benefits her as she is able to create neater pictures and add the glitter exactly where she wants it as opposed to it going all over the page.
The nozzles do need a quick wipe over once they have been used to stop the nozzle tops from crusting over and looking untidy. The colours of the glitter are highly pigmented which makes for some bright and interesting pictures. The glitter element is very prominent, too which again adds to the brightness of the pictures.
In terms of drying times this really depends on how much glitter has been used. If glitter is highly concentrated in one area this will of course take longer to dry. On average you should allow for a 30 minute drying time but this can be sped up if you hang the pictures on the washing line (but make sure you leave it to dry flat for a little but otherwise the glitter will drip off!)
Of course this item is a glue and not just a decorating pen and small items do stick and remain stuck with the glue but things like pom poms and straws have some difficulty in sticking to the glitter glue but paper sticks fine as do lolly sticks and sequins.
I paid £3.49 from HobbyCraft for this pack and they have had lots of use out of it and lots of peaceful hours for me as the girls can entertain themselves for hours!
Crayola Glitter Glue
I had the misfortune the other day to accidentally dye all my girlfriends underwear pink! She hates pink! WIth a passion! Needless to say she was not best pleased. I did try to hide it by just hanging it all up to dry and hoping she wouldn't notice, but alas, she did. Oh boy she noticed.
So I felt that I needed to make up for my terrible (and indeed stupid) mistake.
I racked my brains for a nice way of apologising, and decided I would make her a card to say sorry (soppy I am).
Off I trundled to the shop to try and find some suitable supplies that would help me make her a lovely card.
I picked up some plain white card, and then noticed these Crayola glitter glue sticks and thought that they might be just the special touch I needed to really get the message across how sorry I was.
Popped them in my basket and trundled off back to work...
Why did I buy them?
Well good question. I am a 26 year old guy, so glitter glue is hardly at the top of my list of things to buy, but I did really want this card to be very special. More to the point, it was an impulse buy. I just happened to see them and thought they would be nice.
How much did I pay?
Well mine cost £4.99 for a pack of 9, which at the time I didnt think was too bad considering it was a last minute purchase so I didnt shop around for them, but looking around elsewhere (ebay etc) I see that this price is probably about right. I am sure you can get cheaper versions of these but Crayola is bound to be a bit more expensive as it is a much better known name.
What did I use them for?
Well I could think of many things that these would be useful for, but I printed a card on the computer and then went over the text with these glitter glues to make it stand out and add a personal touch to my card.
Easy to use?
Yes and no. Yes mainly, pretty self explanatory but you just squeeze the tube and squirt the glitter and glue out to wherever you want it. The difficult bit is trying to achieve any form of accuracy as the glue is quite thick so it was hard to do my lettering properly, although these would be ideal if you were to colour in a big block or larger lettering or something like that.
Well, the pack says dries within 30 minutes, I found that my card took nearly 2 hours to dry, but this may be because I used quite a bit I don't know.
Would I buy them again?
Absolutely! Although there is loads left in the ones I have so these will last me for many sorry cards to come :)
Blurb from the pack
* Use as an adhesive or for decoration
* Dries in 30 minutes
* If clogged, insert paper clip to clean tip
Squeeze out the glue and attach sequins and sparkling objects to decorate cards, gift tags, posters etc. Crayola washable glitter glue washes off skin and machine washable clothingFor best results
* Do not use pre-wash or chlorine bleach
* Wash immediately in hot water cycle
* Repeat laundering on severe stains
* Keep away from porous surfaces such as wood, matt paint, wall and floor coverings or materials that cannot be laundered.
Anything I need to warn you about?
Unfortunately yes. Considering these glitter glue sticks are designed for children, I was shocked to find a tiny tine stopper in the top of each of the tubes about the size of a small sunflower seed. I should imagine this would pose a choking risk to small children.
I'm not sure about these glitter glues, a set of which we were sent by the relatives, for use by the (at the moment) quite-craftily-inclined five year old sprog.
Until quite recently - until I read some of the dooyoo reviews on this page, in fact - I didn't understand what glitter glue's supposed to be for, and thought it didn't have much point. I thought it was just like those scented gel pens you get - basically a gimmick to make the use of the pen / glue a bit more fun for kids. This was certainly how we used the UHU gluestick purple (solid) glitter pen we had before the Crayloa set: the sprog smeared the UHU on the paper, we looked at the purple / glittery snail-trail it'd left behind for a minute ("ooh! Slightly glittery")and then we stuck another bit of paper or a doily or something over it. Thus obscuring the glittery glue.
I reiterate: so what's the point?
Now of course I am slightly better informed and realize that glitter glue is intended as a substitute for a pot of loose glitter / liquid glue combination. The benefit of course being that as the glitter is already embedded in the glue matrix, you don't end up with improperly-stuck-on glitter falling off whatever you're trying to put glitter on and making a mess.
It all becomes clear: you're supposed to use the GLITTER GLUE ITSELF AS THE DECORATION.
But where's the fun in that?
With the best will in the world, what you end up after applying glitter glue is a blob of semi-transparent / admittedly, often prettily coloured glue - with a few sparkly bits of glitter in it. The more expensive brands, such as Crayola, have proportionately more glitter in them than the
cheaper stuff -
(but why? Is glitter so expensive? Is it actually so much more expensive than the adhesive medium it's embedded in?)
...but it still doesn't look much like 'proper' or if you like 'old fashioned' loose glitter that's been stuck on with glue to me. Glitter glue looks, at its best, a bit like that type of nail-varnish-with-sparkly-inclusions that comes on the market every few years.
The Crayola glitter glues are easy to apply from their pen-style dispensers (which have securely replaceable lids - always a plus point for this sort of product), and do come in a jolly range of bright / neon colours. You get nine of the pens in a range of colours including gold, silver and clear, for around the £3.50 mark. They dry nicely to a semi-transparent, quite hard finish and though the glue 'stands proud' from the paper you've put it on at first when it's wet, it does dry out relatively flat. They don't shed loose glitter, but their decorative effect doesn't come particularly near to 'proper' glitter at all, to my mind.
I can understand that the pain and anguish of having to clean up glitter slicks could lead a person to buy glitter glue - but for slightly older kids, the likelihood of large-scale glitter spillages is substantially reduced. ( I think this product must be intended primarily for kids, because the 'finish' you get with glitter glue is like the effect you get from Crayola crayons: socially acceptable only if the artist is under ten year of age).
And for heavensakes, EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF ARTWORK a child brings back from school or nursery or playgroup will shed loose, traditional, glitter from every one of its surfaces in any case, so even if you buy glitter glue, there's STILL no chance that your house won't get covered in great drifts of loose glitter at some point. Glitter glue or not, I think you just have to learn to live with it.
My fiver year old does enjoy playing with her glitter glue however (it's indended for kids age three and up), and it's an attractive and inexpensive, fun product.
I dont usually write reviews on this sort of product and I guess thats mainly because I dont really buy them that much but this is one "Arts & Crafts" product that I have used and so I thought Id write about it today. Now the only reason I bought these glitter glue pens was to sort of decorate mine and my friends tops for my 18th birthday. My friend had recently been on a night out and got the idea from that so we were basically going to write our names on the back and then "Salz 18th!" on the front - sounds oh so simple doesnt it? Well you would be wrong as these are super difficult to use so god knows why they are marketed fro 3 years+ unless Im just really bad at using them - which Ill admit is a possibility.
Price: Around £4
Stockists: The Works which is where I bought mine...Im not totally sure where else these are sold but have a peek online and I guess these are quite widely available as they are from a big name brand.
Colours: Silver, Gold, Red, White, Blue, Turquoise, Green, Pink & Bronze. I think this is the only range of shades these particular pens are available in but they might bring out different colours for Christmas and things like that.
For: Decorating pretty much anything from Christmas cards to t-shirts and they can be used on any surface: cardboard, paper, clothing.
So when it came to decorating my shirt I picked the pink pen out and read all the instructions to make sure I used it properly - yet somehow it went terribly wrong. I opened the pen and started to squeeze it but absolutely nothing came out so I think I became a little to heavy handed and really squeezed and ended up with a massive blob where my S was supposed to be but I carried on and managed to write the rest of my name pretty well. Now it does say on the instructions leave these for half an hour to make sure they are totally dry so I decided to leave mine overnight to make really sure the lettering was bone dry. When I looked at it the next day I was so disappointed. You couldnt even tell what the letters spelt and the colour has sort of evaporated into pretty much nothing and it still wasnt dry! I dropped mine on the floor accidentally and now there is still over a year later a big glittery pink splodge on my bedroom carpet from this glue even though it claims to wash of easily from fabrics. So before you even buy them to write on fabric or clothes my advice is dont bother because they honestly dont work at all - they worked in ruining my carpet and my top but thats about it.
I did give these pens to my little brother after I used them and he has used them since for school projects and stuff where he has been using them on paper and card and they have worked perfectly. So if your looking for glitter glue for yourself or children for use on paper for making glitter drawings then these are the ones to go for as they do work really well for that purpose and arent as messy and separate glue and glitter would be. As I mentioned I bought these over a year ago now and my brother is still using them as there is still loads of glue left so that is great that as long as you store them in a cool place (my brothers got them in a pencil case) and remember to put the lids on they will last for a really long time without drying up. I recommend these for children and everyone else if your using them on any surface but fabric but if your looking to decorate your clothes then these are a big NO NO!
Half recommended from me as they didnt work for the reason I bought them.
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My children like to make their own Christmas cards and with this in mind I bought a pack of glitter glue pens whilst in Tesco a few months before Christmas in preparation! In the past we have used little pots of glitter, the type that you shake onto your card or paper after applying some glue. The problem with this is that the glitter gets everywhere, especially when you shake off the excess! I have been known to sport some interesting sparkle on my face when out with friends! The idea of a glitter pen to distribute the sparkle was very appealing as it sounded so much less messy!
The glitter pens are made by Crayola well respected company in the field of craft products. The pens are contained on a cardboard base and covered in a clear plastic bubble so you can see the colours provided. There are nine pens in the pack of various colours including silver, gold, clear, red, blue, turquoise, copper, dark pink and dark green. To use you need to squeeze gently so the glue complete with glitter is released from the tip of the pen.
The manufactures recommend that these pens can be used by children form aged 5. Although the pens are quite easy to hold, they are quite difficult to control and I think most 5 year olds would struggle unless they are not worried where the glue and glitter ends up! Once on the paper the glue takes about 30 minutes to dry and then you should be left with just the glitter visible. Once dry the glitter stays stuck quite well. Although the pens are difficult to control, they are fine for large areas. The pens can be used on card or paper.
The colours are great and look really pretty once dried and certainly add some wow appeal to my children's art work! The biggest benefit for me was the lack of mess compared to using tubes of glitter! The pens need to have the tops replaced to prevent them from drying out when not in use. I have found that the end of the pen can become clogged, but a quick poke with a pin soon resolves the problem! We have been using these pens on a fairly regular basis since Christmas and there is still plenty of glue left in all the pens.
Like all Crayola products the glitter glue is fully washable, another important factor! I paid around £4 for the pack and am a bit confused by the Amazon price tag of over £13,unless the pens they have for sale are in some way more superior!
I like to keep a few decent quality art supplies to hand. The items kept just in case include a Pritt Stick (the coloured varieties are nice too) and Pritt Craft Glue, some Anitas Sticky Craft Ribbons (excellent for details and finishing etc) a pad of printed Art Papers with various designs on (ideal for collages etc) Some Stabilo high lighter and Fine liner Pens and a couple of Berol Handwriting Pens ( 2 of each colour).
I also keep a set of water colour pencils as they are great for use either wet or dry and some Berol or Crayola felt tip pens for those hurried colouring in moments. Anitas stickers and holographic paper/ sticky back plastic rolls are very handy too, as are bendy pipe cleaners and fluffy pom poms. We also have some Crayola glitter crayons, Crayola chalks plus a set of good quality glitter gel pens and some Crayola Glitter Glue.
The Crayola Glitter Glues are a great little thing to have. They are good quality and easy to use for both children and also adult crafters. I find them really good for adding a bit of sparkle to things which have been outlined with glitter gel pens or fine liners. The gel pens and fine liners give a rather flat look, but the Crayola Glitter Glues can be applied to give some added texture to a piece of work or a hand made card.
Crayola Glitter Glue comes in lots of yummy glittery colours too, so you should be spoilt for choice when choosing a colour to use. I have a selection of colours from clear glue that dries to leave just a light shimmer sparkle, to a deeper but still light silver, great for highlighting and moonlit scenes. Deep purple is fab too and bright sparkly red is a real favorite colour to keep.
The greens are good for using on nature based projects which include leaves, plants, xmas trees etc. I have a lighter green glitter and a nice dark green one good for sparkly xmas holly and such like. Gold glitter glue is another must have that is often used and at least one shade of blue is handy to have too. The Crayola glues also have a pink metallic shade, which we haven't used much for some reason, but I do still keep.
The reason I like these so much is that they are easy to use and look great when dry. They only take 30 minutes or so to dry and as they have the glitter particles suspended in the glue, they don't leave the mess that loose glitter and a glue stick or tube leave behind.
The Crayola Glitter Glues are also washable which is handy in case of spills or knocks. Knocks and smudges are more common on your sleeve than anywhere else, when filling in or detailing and then smudging previously covered areas which haven't dried. I don't worry too much about that as the glue can be removed by a gentle wash in the machine.
The glues are safe for children to use and are recommended for children aged 5 years and older. Smaller children can join in and use them, but with suitable adult supervision only. The glitter tubes are easy to use and only need light pressure on the tube to squeeze out the product.
Each glue tube contains approx 35 fluid oz of glitter glue and has a handy lid which you MUST close well after use to avoid the glitter glue drying out. Storage is a consideration for these and they are best kept in something like a plastic sandwich box or similar storage item, as they can be easily squished.
You shouldn't pay any more than £3 or so for a pack of these and its wise to shop around for the best deal. Giving them 4 stars as there are dedicated fabric glitter glues on the market. These are a little more pricey, but are even more versatile as they can be used on clothing as well and be washed time and time again with no fading.
I'm sure most people recognise the colours & logo on Crayola products as they seem to stand out from the crowd & are generally a well-respected brand of arts & craft products. They seem to be aimed at children but don't be fooled - I use them but I'm middle-aged.
I make a lot of hand crafted cards & I'm a seller on eBay so I use these regularly on my toppers & other crafty projects & Crayola Glitter Glue pens are a great addition to my craft stock.
I wouldn't say they're the very best on the market but, for the price, I reckon they're great value for what you get. The ones in the picture cost around £13.50 for 9 pens & these are the vivid colours. However you can buy more muted/ pastel ones in packs of 5 for around £9 from any good craft shop or WH Smith & other stationers - I think I've seen them in the Works as well (worth a look because they're prices as usually very good) plus, of course, there's always eBay....
They come well packaged & be stored in the plastic/card container but I like to, when opened, store each pen upside-down in a pot so the glitter glue is ready to use without having to squeeze from the bottom of the tube thus preventing air bubbles.
There's a fine nib on each one which enables you to use it for adding a touch of glitter or you could cut the plastic nib if you're doing bolder, more glittery areas. I'm not sure if they'd be suitable for younger children though as you need to have fairly good coordination & as we are all well aware children seem to like to use a LOT of glitter on their works of art!
The problem I've had with some glitter glues is that there's either too much glue & not enough gliiter or too much glitter but not enough glue but, in my opinion, Crayola have found a good combination here. The glitters come in lovely colours & although the glue shows when you first apply it, within about half an hour (longer if you use it very liberally) when it's dry, there's no sign of any glue.
I like this pack because it contains colours which are good for Christmas cards & tags - silver, gold, red, white, purple & green - but you also get aqua & blue which are also useful. I wish there was black included though as I love the monochrome effect - but you can't have everything in this world can you lol.
They last quite a long time - I've had mine for 2 years now & there's still plenty left so I reckon these are good value. I must admit though that I've had better results with more expensive glitter pens but I've certainly had to pay a lot more so will make sure I don't run out of Crayola which are good for the price & have never let me down.
My two daughters absolutely adore anything that glitters or sparkles so you can just imagine how much they like adding glitter to there pictures and art projects but I always found that using standard glitter and separate glue with them was so very messy to clean up after as the glitter used to go everywhere, I have previously brought cheaper glitter glue pens from other brands but they take a very long time to dry and some are even still wet the next morning which isn't ideal when you are doing a craft project with an impatient child so when I saw these advertised as quick drying and completely dry in 30 minutes I thought they were worth giving a go.
These are available in different packs, we have a pack of 9 glitter glue pens that have the colours, red, pink, purple, gold, silver, blue, green, aqua and white. These cost me £3.50 from very.co.uk
A pack of 5 from crayolas web site that cost me £2.50 and have a different design to the tube which does give you more control over the application of the glitter and also has a spreader on the end of each tube which is a great addition to the new design, the colours are red, green, white, yellow and blue.
Both of these sets of glitter glues by crayols go very well together as the 9 pack is very bright and bold colours where as the 5 pack is more pastel colours which makes a great change as you don't get many pastel glitter glues, they are very easy to use and come out of the tube very easily and are very easy to apply to the paper, if you apply them in a thin layer they are very quick drying compared to other glues I have used but if you use it thickly it does take a bit longer than 30 minutes to dry.
These add a great sparkle to any art project you are doing and a little goes a long way so last quite well for the money.