“ Brand: Hobbycraft / Type: Craft Supplies „
I recently bought a plain pine storage box to decorate for my baby's bedroom, I wanted it to be a toy box when he's a little older, I like everything to be colour co-ordinated to the point of obsession hence buying a plain one rather than a custom made one. After I had pained it the same colour blue as his bedroom I bought some foam shapes and numbers from Hobbycraft to decorate it I also bought some foam glue too.
The glue came with very little packaging, it was just attached to a card which has Foam Glue written on the front and gives a few details about the glue and what it can be used for. The card also informs the customer that the glue will give a strong hold for all types of foam, grabs quickly, is repositionable, and non toxic.
The back of the card gives the directions for use and advises that to get the best results you should test a small area first.
The glue comes in a plastic tube with nozzle on the top, this is covered with a small cap that just pulls on and off, the bottle is brightly coloured in green, blue and purple and basically repeats all the information found on the packaging.
When I took the little cap from the nozzle I had to snip the end off the nozzle to get the glue out, this is easy to do and I did it with scissors, how far down you cut it is obviously up to you however the further down you cut the larger the opening the glue will come from, I cut mine close to the top as some of the foam numbers I had bought were quite small.
The glue looks and smells just like what I would call school glue, its white and quite runny just like the glue used in schools.
To use the glue the directions advise making sure whatever you are sticking is clean and dry then apply it to both surfaces, it also advises to use a small amount. The first shape I stuck I used far too much glue and it all oozed from underneath the foam, however excess glue can be removed with a damp cloth before it sets. I followed this advice and the glue wiped away quickly and cleanly without leaving any residue behind. The glue took several minuets to grip so you have got time to adjust whatever you are sticking if you choose to.
I am very pleased with Jayden's toy box, I stuck the foam shapes to the painted wood and also to other foam shapes and found they stuck really well and very firm. The shapes I stuck on the sides of the box stayed in place and didn't slip before the glue gripped, the glue washed from my hands easily with just soap and water and was easy to work with although I did think it was quite hard to squeeze it from the tube, if children were using this I should imagine they would struggle, that aside though all in all I was impressed with my Foam Glue and would certainly recommend it.
A 2 Fl oz tube of Foam Glue cost me just £1.49 and I still have a good half of it left.