Product Type: Crayola Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Didn't add sparkle to my life !
Crayola Glitter Glue
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Crayola Glitter Glue
Advantages: Good colour
Disadvantages: Dry up, expensive
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.
Summary: Didn't add sparkle to my life !