Product Type: UHU Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... used for paper but it is not the best. PVA will 'buckle' your paper whereas UHU solid glue in this stick form will not. I also find... more
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UHU Stic Glue
Member Name: mosaicdeb
UHU Stic Glue
Advantages: Clean, easy to use
UHU adhesive in a twist up stick applicator. These come in different sizes but I like the 8 g size. The glue comes in a plastic tube and is used rather like a lipstick - remove the lid, twist the base and the solid glue moves up the central shaft. Around £1 a tube.
I teach lots of arts and crafts and hold workshops for adults and children. I have used this glue for years with all ages and abilities. The yellow and black branding is clear to understand and bright to add an element of fun to projects.
This is an ideal glue for use with paper and card. Many people think the white liquid pva is commonly used for paper but it is not the best. PVA will 'buckle' your paper whereas UHU solid glue in this stick form will not.
I also find this is a cleaner way to glue paper and card, especially when working with children or adults with disabilities. There is less mess to clean up but do be aware of the size of the caps (choking hazard) and do not leave young or vulnerable people without supervision.
The trick is to not use too much! Say for example you wish to glue a piece of paper over an old poster, make sure you use a clean, dry surface and remove the lid of the UHU stick, twist up no more that 3 mm of glue and place it flat down on one corner of the back of the paper you wish to glue. Run the stick along the edge and repeat until each edge has a thin coating of glue. You only need to do it once. If it is a large piece of paper (you may need to twist up again) create an 'x' across the middle for extra sticking power. Place your paper carefully over where it needs to go and smooth from the centre, out, eliminating any air bubbles. Allow to dry.
The trick is to not twist too much glue up at a time and also to keep the lid on securely when not in use.
Summary: An easy to use and effective adhesive for paper craft use