Product Type: Pritt Art / Craft
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Pritt Childsplay Magic Craft Glue
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Pritt Childsplay Magic Craft Glue
Advantages: Great for craft work, strong adhesive
Disadvantages: Horrendous to get out of carpets!
~ What is it? ~
In short, this is a pink craft glue which clears when it's dry.
It has a screw top with a built-in brush attached to the lid. (For those of you who use ciao, it is NOTHING like the photo they show!)
It's great for sticking all kinds of materials to create collages, pictures, models, papier mache.
I have used it on a huge amount of items from shells to plastic and have never had any problems with it's adhesive properties.
It's washable, solvent free and therefore safe for children to use.
~ How to use it ~
As with most adhesives, you just spread the pale pink glue on to the surface or material and stick it down.
It does say not to apply with your fingers, I can only presume that this is so that it doesn't irritate sensitive skin but then again even when children are using the brush they always end up with gluey fingers and hands.
~ My Experience ~
This is a strong adhesive whilst at the same time being child friendly.
The pale pink colouring is a great advantage as you can see exactly where you have already applied it and which section needs it.
They do 'boast' on the back of the product that the angled brush means that it's good for both general and precise application. However, the brush is approx 2cm at it's widest point and 2cm at it's longest, with a 0.5 cm or less width. This isn't really meant for intricate crafty work in my experience. If you want to get in to nooks and crannies I would suggest applying it with a cotton bud or similar.
When the bottle is very full another disadvantage is that the whole of the plastic stick that attaches the brush to the lid gets covered in glue and it drips all over unless you 'train' children to meticulously wipe the brush and the 'stick' against the side of the bottle, but let's face it, that isn't much fun for little ones, they just like to slap the glue all over and the quicker, the better!
~ Care Instructions ~
Accidental spillage on fabric or furnishings should be cleaned immediately using cold water.
Spillages on clothing should be soaked overnight in cold water followed by a warm wash.
My niece and I had an 'accident' with this glue a while ago.........one of us had left the bottle on it's side and the glue poured out on to my Mum's carpet / rug. It was an absolute nightmare to get out and even my Mum who is far better at things like that than me, couldn't get it out........she has since changed her rug! So be warned it isn't quite as easy to get out as they profess but granted, it was almost half a bottle of the stuff on the carpet!
~ Pritt's Range ~
Pritt supply a range of office, school and art products ranging from adhesives to correction fluids.
Pritt introduced the first multi-purpose non-liquid glue stick in 1969 and continued innovating with the first adhesive roller in 1988 etc
I have listed some of the products below:
* Pritt Glue Stick
* Adhesive Rollers
* Correction Rollers
* Multi-Surface Adhesive
* Childsplay Stick Adhesive; Glitzy, Glitter & Blue
~ Price ~
I can't remember the exact price I paid for these as I bought them in bulk quite a while ago, just shows how long it lasts but www.mayfairstationers.co.uk (where I bought them from) are currently selling packs of 12 for £30.00 incl vat so it works out at about £2.40 per bottle.
It's a great glue for young children, they can see exactly where they are putting it, thanks to the pale pink colour. Just watch out that they don't spill it on carpets etc.... I actually prefer it to pritt sticks for very young children as it's easier for them to use and apply.
Summary: A great glue for young children, just make sure you aren't near a carpet!
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