Product Type: Crayola Art / Craft
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Crayola Glitter Glue
Member Name: newby2
Crayola Glitter Glue
Advantages: good quality and great fun
==Crayola Glitter Glue==
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.
Summary: a great item