* Prices may differ from that shownMore Offers
When it comes to sticks of glue, Pritt Stick is the quintessential brand, the name that everyone knows and goes for. It is true that when it comes to price, it is possible to get a lot cheaper, but if you're a smart shopper, it's possible to get Pritt Stick at a decent price as well; Amazon currently has four for £1.69, which is pretty good, although the RRP for them is £4.99, so less good value.
I must admit, I don't get much chance to partake in craft activities any more, but I know when I was card-making when younger, it was always Pritt Stick I would turn to, and I don't remember it ever letting me down. I still keep some handy, though, just in case, and the real power of Pritt Stick only became apparent recently. Recently a strap on my shoe came loose from the sole. I'm very fond of this particular pair of shoes, and was loathe to get rid of them, so thought I'd have a go at fixing them. I didn't have any stronger glue, so decided to try Pritt Stick on the off-chance that it might work, and I'm glad to say that the shoes are still holding together a fortnight later! Needless to say, I'm sure this is only a temporary fix, but I'm very glad to still have use of these shoes for a bit longer.
Pritt Stick is very long-lasting; I've had my current stick for about two years now, although I don't use it very frequently. A problem I've had with other, cheaper sticks is them drying out quite quickly. I haven't had this problem with Pritt-Stick though. Although the top sometimes appears dry, when I rub it on some paper, it quickly reveals fresh, sticky glue underneath.
Like most stick glues, it operates by twisting the bottom to move the glue up and down. Unfortunately, the mechanism on my current stick appears to be broken, so that while I can wind it up, I can't wind it back down again. This is annoying, but it doesn't really impact on the functionality of the glue, it just means I have to be careful not to wind it up too far when using it.
There is a slight odour to the glue, but nothing too unpleasant, and it doesn't linger for very long.
Overall, I'm very impressed with Pritt stick's quality; the sticking power is excellent. It is true that you can buy cheaper glue sticks, but these just don't compare in terms of functionality, and it is easy to get Pritt Stick fairly cheap if you know where to look.
Pritt stick is to sticks of glue as blu tac is to blue sticky stuff as in being the main name with the product.
I'm sure most of us that have children do own a pritt stick in their home somewhere but not just people with children will own these as they have many uses..
Ours was dug out tonight as my son needed to do some sticking for his homework. I prefer Pritt stick over cheaper versions as it doesn't tend to dry out where I've found other makes do.
Pritt sticks have been about since 1969 and are completely child friendly as solvent free no pvc and washes off on a normal 30oc wash.
You can get several different sized tubes depending on what sort of jobs you need it for. The one we have is 22g which I feel is the right size for the kids to use. As the picture shows it's a white tube with a white lid on and black base. When you pull off the lid you can see the glue stick and to use it simply hold it top down and glue away making a sticky glue trial like its a pen. When you find the glue is getting low you simply twist the black base around and the glue will move back up just like a lipstick does making it easier to use again. (don't try to use this as lipstick though).
The cost of these is approximately £1 depending where you purchase it. These are a bargain really as seem to last for ages. I mentioned before that had tried cheaper makes that dry out but these don't do that and lid is always replaced after use to make sure it doesn't dry out too.
This glue dries clear and sticks paper, card, tissue paper and many different craft items. When my son used this tonight the paper instantly stuck and was held strong onto the other paper he'd stuck it to where as PVC glue tends to move about and take time to dry.
I find this handy to seal envelopes if I don't fancy licking them too.
Also if gets on hands it washes off easily without effort. They is no mess to clear up after wards or pots of PVC glue to dispose of and wash out.
If, like me you remember the marketing campaign where Pritt advertised this "new" glue stick as "non sticky sticky stuff" then you may also have thought, as I did, what a silly advertising slogan. Why on Earth would I want to buy glue that isn't sticky? Of course, I am older now and understand the concept was that the glue goes onto what you are sticking and not onto the person doing the sticking. Nevertheless, the company have long since abandoned the slogan.
For many years, I never touched the stuff, preferring "real" glues like PVA and Copydex. Even as a primary school teacher I would always rather teach my children responsible glue use. So, what changed? Well, over the years I have taught different ages of children and am now currently teaching year 3. I found that I could teach them to use PVA glue (and did - eventually!) but they really struggled with it at the start of the year and this is where glue sticks come in.
For me, any method that gets the children to apply glue to (roughly) the target area is a good one. The Pritt Stick is perfect in this regard. Its 43g cylindrical stick can be held firmly by even small hands and is ideal for them. The lid is firmly attached but can be removed by the children, with the help of the handy "grip" ridges in the top that allows them to get purchase.
Upon removing the lid I always notice the distinctive Pritt smell, it always reminds me of a mildly scented soap. Twisting the base of the stick allows you to raise the glue surface for application and it is easy enough to use that you can make sure you only raise it enough for the purpose. Once the glue is raised, the stick can be gripped firmly with glue side down (many of the children take a firm fist grip to be sure.) I always teach my children to apply a firm line of glue around the four edges of a piece of paper and to finish with a diagonal cross in the centre, as that allows a decent amount of stick, leaving nothing overly loose. We usually finish off with a dab under the corners for neatness.
What is good about the glue is that it does not stick immediately, the children are able to reposition the paper if they have made a mistake, as long as they do it before the glue has set, which is usually a couple of minutes. More than that and the paper they attach it to is at risk from tearing due to the bond.
The sticks themselves can last a long time. To make sure this happens, the base needs to be twisted back to return the glue to below the level of the container. Then the lid must be firmly and fully placed on. I have had glue sticks last for more than 2 years if that has been done, when it was only being used very occasionally. The fact is that they don't usually last this long with heavy use.
So, why Pritt Sticks and not some other brand? Surely someone else can make a decent glue stick? In the interests of economy over the years my school has bought many different brands of glue stick. The one thing they all had in common was that they were cheaper than Pritt. I say one thing. Actually, they had two things in common. Every single one of them was worse in just about every possible way when compared to the Pritt Sticks. They did not stick as well, they were harder to use and they did not last as long. Finally, after several tantrums (from the staff!) we managed to get across the point that Pritt actually worked out cheaper due to the quality and everything else was a false economy. Now, these are the only sticks we use.
The other advantage with children is that these are solvent free and therefore much safer. In fact, we cannot use solvent based glues in school because of the potential risks, so these are a safer option all round for light jobs.
So, would I recommend them. Yes, I would recommend them to anyone something with the convenience of a glue stick that can be popped into a bag or pocket without problems. If I want to stick paper together these are very handy. With careful use, they can last a long time and can create a flat glued surface (except when you get an occasional lump breaking off.) These are not going to work for anything much stronger than this, so look elsewhere if that is what you want. One thing I have noticed is that paper glued to a display can have a weakened glue bond after some time in Sunlight and can come loose over long periods of time in books but Pritt is the best of the lot for longevity of glue bond. My preferred glue for most tasks is still PVA for its versatility and safety, and I would usually prefer to make use of that. However, this is a decent alternative that is easy and quick to use.
As a glue stick, this is the best of the best and would be worth 5 stars. However, when considered as a glue product, I have to knock a star off as it is not as strong and versatile as my favoured option.
Since 1916, Pritt Stick has been the leading brand. I personally find that when you buy a glue stick it is touch and go whether it works or not. Sometimes I can buy a glue stick and it will be dry or it does not stick as good or it just generally does not work. However, Pritt stick is very reliable and I find it to be a great product. It is safe to use even for children and I find that it does its job well. In my experience it sticks paper, cardboard and photographs very efficiently. The product is white with a black twistable bottom. When you twist the bottom it pushes the glue up and down. However you only need a small amount out for it to do its job. The outer of the product has the branding logo on and words describing the efficiency of the product. The product is quite long and on average stretches the length of you forefinger and thumb out stretched. For materials that can not be stuck with blue tack or sellotape I recommend this brand of Pritt Stick. However, I find that this product dries out quick.
The retail price of this product depends on the place you seek it from. Now Partners has gone I get mine from a store called Ryman for £1.50, but looking online I have found other stores sell it between £1.45 to £3.30. I would only recommend buying this product it you can find it for a cheap enough price. This being anything below
I am reviewing Pritt stick glue 43g .
Pritt stick glue stick come in a plastic tube ,which has a screw action to fetch the glue stick up.
The plastic tube is predominately white with red on the front with an image of the Pritt stick man .he looks a bit like spongebob square pants ,and the word PRITT enbazoned above him.
I bought mine from Tesco but cant remember how much I paid off hand but you can buy a pack of 6 medium sticks for £6.35 on Amazon which is a great offer.
HOW I USE THIS GLUE***********
I have made handcrafted Birthday and occasion cards for a few years now , when I first started card making this was my first glue . I have used it regularly ever since .
The glue is white to look at in the tube but dries clear ,this is essential when using it on home made cards ,theres's nothing worse than bits of dried glue on your project.
Pritt stick is easy to apply straight from the stick ,it is non messy and covers the surface well .
The larger tube is easy for children to hold and to use ,it is non toxic
Pritt stick is an ideal glue for sticking paper and card ,it will stick felt on card which is great for children to make thier own cards. It even sticks embellishments on my cards with no trouble . I have never had my cards falling apart or things falling off when I have used Pritt stick. It is ideal for glueing photos on cards or in albums .
The only thing it wont stick are heavier diamonds , sequins and metal embellishments . I use a stronger contact glue for these.
The glue is suitable for chidren to use ,though I have found my grand daughter a bit heavy handed with this and I sometimes give her a cheaper alternative if she is only play sticking.
Pritt stick glue is available in 4 different sizes ,small 11g, medium 22g ,large 43g and jumbo 90g so there is a size for all your needs
The glue can be applied smoothly and evenly, and allows sufficient time to reposition the object.
Thanks to the special airtight cap+tube-system, the glue stick keeps fresh and can be used for several years. Mine has been in use for a few months at least.
For the safety of your children
Pritt Stick is solvent-free, PVC-free and washable at 30°C.
WOULD I RECCOMEND**********
I would reccomend this glue for all your paper and card projects
I am giving it 5 stars
I love doing crafting and my daughter loves it as well, and when we have a sleep over with one of her friends, she loves coming up as we always make something.
We have gone through glue in various shapes and forms and always come back to the Pritt Stick, even though it is more expensive, you use less, so in the long run it does become economical to use.
=What is a Pritt Stick?=
A Pritt Stick is a stick of glue, and this can be used in craft, such as for sticking paper, material, and card together.
The Pritt stick is solvent free, non-toxic, acid free and best off all is machine washable at 30C, incase you or anyone else gets glue over your clothes.
=Children and Glue=
The glue is suitable for children, but as with any glue, children should be supervised.
The glue comes in a stick form, and the tube is a white, black and red design, the tube has an a lid, which needs to be removed before use, and the glue twists up from the bottom.
=Price and Availability=
The Pritt stick comes in different sizes
11grams, 22grams, 43grams and 90 grams, and can be purchased widely from most retailers, including Tesco, Wilkinson, Ryman, and other stationary stores.
A 22g tube is aprox £2.25, whilst a 50g tube is £2.50
=An all round top item=
I am never without a tube of Pritt stick as it has so many uses, from sticking an envelope down to making a letter rack from a cornflake box and a piece of wrapping paper, (a Blue Peter make from the 1970s).
=A Little goes a long way=
A little of this glue does go a long way, I find it great when applying emblishments to card, as you can control the glue (as it is in the stick) and dries quickly without leaving any mess behind.
=To Sum Up=
This is high quality, comes in manageable tubes and is value for money.
A Pritt Stick is a stick of glue which can be used to stick pape, card and other materials together. It is perfect for craft use. Pritt Stick is solvent free, non-toxic, acid-free and washable (at 30c). There are different variations available but I am reviewing a standard Pritt Stick. This glue is safe for use by children.
The glue is in stick form and presented in a slim, plastic tube which is white, black and red. The tube has a twisty cap at the bottom and an airtight lid. There are different sizes available for different craft projects.
~Price and Availability~
Pritt Stick is widely available in different sizes - 11g, 22g, 43g and 90g. Stockists include Tesco, Amazon, Wilkinsons and local stationary stores. Price exampes from Tesco :
22g - £2.25
43g - £2.50
My four year old son was never interested in craft type projects until he started nursery. No matter how many times I brought paint and paper out, he wouldn't touch it as he didn't like getting messy! This has now changed - Boo and Mummy can participate in making and painting things! An important part of our craft box is glue and I will only buy Pritt Stick. I used it as a child and even at high school and find it to be the best glue for light craft activities.
My most recent purchase of Pritt Stick was from Tesco. They had a reduced section with lots of craft bits and pieces and I managed to buy a few 22g sticks for just 49p each. I consider this excellent value for money but I would happily pay full price. My tube features Mr Pritt (I think that is his name) playing basketball. It is a simple design and nothing particularly fancy. The glue twists up fairly easily.
Both my son and I find the 22g size easy to use. It is a fairly slender tube which is easy and comfortable to grasp when in use. The cap allows the glue to remain fresh and moist. I find this to be a practical way to glue things. Because the glue stick is contained within a plastic tube, it isn't messy - perfect for my clean son! The glue is easy to apply to different materials. It transfers well and is smoothes on easily without tearing or damaging materials. We find it ideal for using with card, tissue paper and also for sticking photographs into picture books.
Not much glue is needed to effectively stick materials together. It takes a short while to dry and there is sufficient time to glue and stick the materials together before the glue fully dries. Once dry, I find that this glue offers a decent finish to whatever it is we are making. It sets clear and doesn't shine through the materials or cause an unever finish. It works a treat when it comes to sticking pieces of paper to card or embellishments. Materials are secured perfectly well and they remain secured. The quality of this glue is excellent compared to cheaper versions.
Our main use for Pritt Stick is for making pictures and cards. We cut up different pieces of paper and use different embellishments to create lovely masterpieces. On the occasion where my son does manage to get this on his hands or clothing, it washes perfectly well and doesn't stain. I am confident allowing him to use this and he takes great pleasure in using it to create different pictures. It is something that I wouldn't personally be without. It is of a high quality and lasts very well with being used a few times a week. I cannot fault it. It may be a bit more expensive than standard glue but it is less hassle and works effectively for simple craft tasks. It isn't strong enough for larger craft tasks though.
Thanks for reading :)
Pritt sticks are always my first choice for glue sticks. I will often use these for crafts with children as I prefer double sided sticky tape for an adhesive.
The Pritt stick has a white sticky glue in a tube. It sticks paper well and they rarely become unstuck. Unlike other glues that usually ends up with nothing left stuck on.
The glue comes out by twisting the bottom. This is easy to do and children are able to do it on their own.
It spreads smoothly across paper with ease leaving a good amount of glue for sticking. There are never large clumps of glue left behind.
I always use glue for papers as I find PVA is best for other materials. I have tried to use it for feathers and sequins etc. and most stick but the occasional one falls off. The glue doesn't dry up quickly because of the good lid which doesn't fall off. Sometimes glue will accumulate at the top making the lid harder to get on but it will fit with a bit of a push.
The outside of the glue stick is made from plastic so it could be cleaned easily if it was sticky.
I feel this is the best brand for glue sticks and they can be bought cheaply most places across the UK.
==WHAT IS PRITT STICK==
I am sure majority readers will already know this but for those who don't; Pritt stick is a glue stick that is commonly used to stick light weight thin materials together such as paper and cards and it is frequently used in offices and schools. As soon as I came across the picture on this site I was instantly took back in time back to my child hood.
I remember using this on a daily basis at primary school and high school; using the glue stick to stick paper letters and maps into my small paper book. The thing that I remember mostly about the Pritt Sitcks is the smell of the solid glue adhesive; for some reason it was the smell that was very endearing and almost addictive. I used to love smelling the artificial smell back in the day, which till this day I am not quite sure why that was, but all I can say is that I am glad that it was and still is safe and not intoxicating.
2) HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SOLUTION,
3) SODIUM HYDROXIDE
For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glue_stick
==HOW TO USE==
The glue adhesive comes enclosed inside a plastic stick container, with an easy removable white cap lid. The Pritt Stick is very easy and simple to use, you basically just twist the black turning knob located at the bottom of the stick and the glue stick will wind up. The black winding knob at the bottom has a rigid design that makes it easy to grip onto and turn, allowing good control over the amount of glue need.
Once the glue stick has risen to desired level, all I had to do is roll the glue stick onto the area where I wanted to apply the glue. I found that the glue is best applied lightly, otherwise big blobs of glue will chip off from the stick and can cause a bit of a sticky mess.
Once applied, I then just lightly press together the two pieces of paper together. I found that I did not need to press very hard for it to stick, which is great and shows that the glue stick is made of good quality ingredients. I then wait a few minutes for the glue to dry, and bobs your uncle the pieces of paper are firmly stuck together.
I have used this Pritt Stick many times, mostly during my childhood days but I also find myself using it in the office when sticking documents too receipts, notes onto documents etc; and I have always been very happy with the effectiveness of the glue. Many of the pieces of paper that I stuck on documents few years ago are still firmly stuck and neatly together.
It is a great mess free option for sticking things neatly together, and I would definitely opt to use this adhesive glue compared to other runny messy glue that can drip everywhere and stick to clothes. Therefore the glue itself is very long lasting and of very good quality and I would definitely recommend it to everyone, and because it contains non toxic ingredients it is also safe for children to use.
==MY RATING FOR THIS ITEM IS 5/5==
I don't have children who love sticking things to make collages so don't get through tubes of this glue at a vast rate. I use mine as when I need it and as a result, my Pritt stick has to last, wait between uses and still be usuable.
I am a keen traveller and photographer. While I do now do digital photography I do still love to do what I have always done - create albums of photos framed by the hotel and attractions I saw and stayed at. To make it more visually interesting I tend to stick in on the bias and as leaflets and hotel ads come in different weights of paper this means I need a glue which will not only stick where I want it but keep what I stuck down in place for the duration. My albums do get inflicted on my family and the last thing I want is elderly parents insisting on picking up pieces which have fallen out and doing themselves an injury.
Pritt has never let me down.
It sticks all the weights of paper I have inflicted on it. It has not ruined what I so carefully placed by bleeding through the paper to wreck the sometimes irreplacable souvenir. It will happily stick paper at whatever posy angle I chose to go with and keep it there.
Even though it does not get used even as often as monthly, when I am in a sticking creative mood, the glue has remained a tube of sticky goodness when I do need it.
It also adds that final touch of tidy Christmas prezzie wrapping by sticking down the awkward bits which you don't always want to slather in tape.
The tough plastic tube and firm top keep the glue usable and the twister at the bottom of the tube makes applying it a doddle.
As the glue is solvent free, it has never triggered my asthma - which can't be said for other glues.
Even though I am a deeply clumsy person and have got this on my fingers, it has not done a superglue and my fingers remained unglued together and easily washed free of glue.
My 11g stick came from Ryman, where it can be found at £1.34 in a cardboard backed plastic holder. The same product can be found widely at most large supermarkets and stationary/office shops.
Which is good as when mine finally gives up its last bit of stick, I will definitely replace it as it is a staple of my home office/craft supplies.
In our home office there are various staple items (if you'll forgive the pun!) and one of these is a trusty Pritt Stick.
For those of you who don't know - I can't really believe that there are any - Pritt is a form of glue for use mainly with paper and cardboard.
The Pritt that I use comes in a mainly black and white tube containing 10g of glue and costs around £1.50 from all good stationers. There are larger sizes but, as I use mine infrequently, this size is ideal. It has an airtight top which stops the glue from drying out and I can vouch for this as one tube will last me for years at a time. Pritt is solvent free and is washable at 30 degrees. The tube itself is plastic and is recyclable once it is empty so that's good too.
The idea is that you remove the white top from the stick and then twist the black screw type affair at the bottom so that the solid glue emerges from the top of the container - a bit like and oversized white lipstick! You then wipe the end of the glue across the surface that you want to stick and a film of glue is transferred to that surface. All you then do is take the two surfaces that need to be stuck together and press them against one another and Bob's your uncle they stick to one another.
Years ago this used to be advertised as 'the non-sticky, sticky stuff' meaning that it was sticky for sticking paper but not sticky to use and you wouldn't get in a mess with it. To be fair I find this a somewhat over optimistic ideal - maybe I am naturally messy!
The glue itself is semi solid so that when I wipe it across the surface of a piece of paper it doesn't leave an even film of glue. It tends to come away in small stretchy lumps which then need to be smoothed out in order to get a good result. The end of the tube gets very messy too as there is invariably a stringy bit of glue left hanging from the end of the stick after use.
On the positive side I find that, if there is a corner that needs sticking, it is easy to get a bit of glue on the end of my finger to apply it where it is needed. Once I have finished using the glue I just have to wash my hands and the glue is cleaned away instantly and thoroughly.
In summary I would definitely recommend this glue as it works well and is good value for money. Having said that it isn't as clean and mess free to use as the manufacturers would have us believe but it is washable and won't cause any lasting damage.
The Pritt Stick is the undisputed king of children creative projects. It has everything needed for such a product; it is strong, non-toxic, solvent-free, non-staining and easily washable. The children could even eat it and be perfectly fine - although I still wouldn't recommend it. Not only is it perfect for children, it is great for adults who want to stick paper or card together quickly and without the mess of alternatives such as PVA glue.
Pritt stick glue is strong enough for most everyday household tasks and its versatility means that it is perfect for many different jobs. As long as the cap is securely placed on top, the glue stick will remain usable for months to come.
This brand excels over other brands as it is far stronger and lasts far longer. However, it does come at an extra cost. The cost of the product depends on the size you buy, either 10g, 20g or 40g sticks, which range from under £1 to £2 which means that the bigger the size you buy the better the value. Or for even better value, multi-packs are common which can reduce the price further - these are especially useful in schools.
I am currently doing experience in a school as part of my degree and we often use pritt sticks to stick things together when we are doing art or just sticking posters and borders together. Te print stick is incredibly good at sticking things together and we have never had any paper peeling off the glue yet!
It is great for creative things like making cards and sticking decorative things on them without falling off.
In fact I still have homemade cards I made 11 -13 years ago that are still in great shape thanks to the reliability of pritt stick.
The cheaper alternatives aren't too great, I have used supermarket own brand pritt sticks and they just really don't stick things together as well and they don't stick together for as long.
Pritt stick is fairly expensive. For a pack of three its £9.99 at Wh Smiths. Most shops sell pritt stick in a pack of two or three. They work out about £3.33 each. Despite the price they do last a long time so I guess it works out fairly reasonable in the end.
It is obviously not as strong as some glues on the market like super glue, however the use for this glue is mainly for crafts and so onto superglue isn't usually needed.
The pritt stick comes in a solid tube, to use you have to screw the black section at the bottom and then the glue comes out. I do like the way they have made this as it is so easy to get the glue out and then you just screw it the opposite way to put the glue back.
Overall, the glue is great for crafts and the use of it in school. It glues things together effectively and really reminds me of my childhood!
Great product and well worthy of 5 stars!!
Being an extremely artsy person, I often find myself doing a lot of cutting and sticking and presentation work and I always need a good quality adhesive - when I can't afford the spray adhesive I always opt for pritt stick because it is strong enough to keep things glued for ages, unlike cheaper alternatives that end up losing their tackiness after just a couple of hours.
I've created things such as cards and paper craft things, and have kept them for a good five years and they're still stuck together and not fraying or peeling at the edges because I always use pritt stick!
I've only had my hands on the less than satisfactory no name brands during my time at school and college, since the art departments liked to save money and buy in bulk, they always opted for a plain, rubbish brand that I've never even heard of but seem to be in every school and institution...
I honestly wouldn't settle for anything less, sure pritt stick is more expensive than the cheaper alternatives - the alternatives being a 99p stick from somewhere like pound land, whereas pritt stick, depending on it's size, strength and colour (yes you can get coloured ones like pink, green and blue although they're not really ideal for white surfaces) can cost around £2-£4.
Since pritt stick is a common and popular brand you will more than likely find it in all or most stationary supply stores, supermarkets and even corner shops surprisingly enough. They are quite thick and last a long time with moderate use and do the job like they're supposed to do and you don't find yourself pasting them back and forth to make sure they stick properly since they're of higher quality than most, a quick swipe here and there will work fine!
All in all I believe this little number is a must have for all creative individuals who don't necessarily like to cut corners when it comes to the quality of their stationary and their own work. Highly recommended!
I've been writing quite a few nostalgia-inspiring reviews recently. Most of these have been of expansion packs of the original series of The Sims, but there are another few objects here and there that take me back. This shall be another one of that ilk, as the item that I am reviewing today is one that I used to use quite a lot in my childhood: Pritt Stick.
== Pritt Stick ==
Pritt Stick is a small glue stick mainly used by children for attaching paper and other things to other bits of paper. I remember using it for sticking in maps in Geography exercise books or for attaching glitter and the like to pictures, as well as a whole host of uses aside, I'm sure. They do say that smell is the sense that most invokes memory, and while my memory is usually appalling and I can barely remember what I did yesterday, I can still vividly remember the slightly artificial scent of Pritt Stick from my formative years. While other similar glue sticks were doubtless available, everyone in my class seemed to have Pritt Stick every year and so this is the one that is most memorable to me.
Pritt Stick is very simple to use. It is a solid block of glue that comes in a plastic tube. You turn the black section at the bottom to turn the glue round and up until some of it pokes above the plastic casing (make sure to take the lid off first for obvious reasons. You then use it by rubbing it on whatever you want to stick something to, which leaves behind a slightly white or clear trace of glue. When you're done, you then wind the glue back down the other way and that's that.
== What I Thought ==
As I said, this was the glue of choice while I was a child. I'm not a parent and so how child safe items are is not one of my concerns, but I would say the fact that they were so widely used in schools when I was younger is a sign that they are safe for children to use. The glue is not strong and while the smell is nice, it's not toxic and nothing that anyone would ever sniff to get high, so there's nothing to worry about there.
Although it's not as strong as superglue, Pritt Stick is certainly strong enough for its purpose. It's great for sticking paper to paper and rarely needs to be re-used, unless you don't put enough on in the first place, of course. It's also handy to adding glitter or small stars to paper, but you need to be careful that you don't add too much and leave unattractive white traces of glue behind, which would spoil the effect somewhat.
== Conclusion ==
This is a great little glue stick that really takes me back. It's handy for kids at school and at home, but I imagine a lot of adults would have a use for it as well (although I currently can't think of what I would use it for). They're also a good value product as a pack of four can be bought for £2.34 on Amazon, as if memory serves, each stick lasts a reasonable length of time and a pack of four would probably do a child a couple of terms at school. Of course this depends on their age and how often they use it, but at under 60p each, they could go through one a week and it wouldn't add up to a major monthly expense. In short, this is a great and iconic glue sticks.