Product Type: Ryman Art / Craft
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Just your average glue
UHU Glue Pen
Member Name: alnilam
UHU Glue Pen
Advantages: cheap, does not stink that awful, good for children
Disadvantages: not really strong, messy
This glue has been around in the family for as long as I can remember, well not the one we have now, but many of its predecessors. Might be because this one is widely available and it can be bought at almost every store and is pretty much cheap.
I have got tons of glues at home because I am constantly engaged in crafts and fun projects in my spare time. This one I do not particularly like as it is not really strong and it is only good for paper and cardboard. When working with paper the glue is to "wet" and the paper wriggles if you are not extra careful. It is OK for easy projects (paper mosaics) but I do not advise it if you want something more durable.
This one is mainly meant for children I suppose (mine has fish and butterflies on it) and I do think it is OK for them since it is quite easy to use. You have to twist the lid open, squeeze the tube and run the tip of the pen through the surface. It does not dry fast which is a minus for me but good for children.
It can get really messy at the tip and your fingers will most probably be equally messy (don't know how and why - I always am really careful but always end up messy) - but this one comes off with a simple wash - which again makes it perfect for children.
It also has a very gentle scent/stench - opposed to some that can stink you to death upon inhaling.
It's a good glue for children, I know I have created various "masterpieces" as a child with it - and as a child when I was not so obsessed with perfection of my crafts this glue was perfect, now it only serves me when there are no other better glues at hand or if I am gluing something that has no importance to me. I do however bring this baby out whenever there are children at our house and I have to "craft" entertain them.
Summary: Good for crafts with kids
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