Product Type: Pritt household products
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Pritt stick - it sticks!
Member Name: baby-cakes
Advantages: does the job, no smell
Disadvantages: limited use
Pritt stick seems to have been around forever, well as far as I can ever remember anyway! In fact, according to wikipedia Pritt stick was first marketed in 1969 in Germany. I am sure that most houses have a Pritt stick lying around somewhere and ours is certainly no exception.
My daughter loves doing crafts and so we always make sure we have glue in the house and last week she received her first homework from school which involved some cutting and sticking. We needed some glitter glue from the local discount store so of course my daughter just had to buy a new Pritt stick as it was for her new homework! We picked up one of the large sticks and it was priced at a pound which seems to be roughly the norm for the larger sticks of glue. There are other sizes available at stationary shops which range in price from around the fifty pence mark.
Pritt stick comes in a white plastic tube with the Pritt logo at the top and the word stick written around the tube in black. At the base of the tube you will see a ridged black plastic knob which you use to move the glue up and down the tube and the lid is slightly ridged also. The first thing I think when I see a tube of Pritt stick is the little cartoon Pritt that they used on advertisements!
A Pritt stick is the perfect glue to use for arts and crafts, it sticks paper, cardboard, photographs, glitter, gems and much more! It couldn't be more simple to use, unscrew the lid and turn the knob at the bottom to raise the glue from the tube and then spread on the desired area. Whenever I use this I always tend to use the edge of the stick rather than the top as I feel it goes on the paper easier and is more visible. The glue does appear transparent quite quickly and I do think you need to use a good amount to ensure it sticks well.
I like how Pritt stick is solvent free as some other glues do smell quite strong so I think for children to use this makes it a much safer option. Also, it is easy clean and washable which again is important when children are using a glue product. The only downside I have with a Pritt stick is that it does seem to get quite messy around the lid and this is down to my daughter putting the lid on without retracting the glue stick properly but this is easily cleaned (or wiped on clothes in my daughters case!!).
I think for basic arts and crafts you can't really go wrong with a Pritt stick and I would recommend it for a safe and easy option for children to use. Of course it isn't just for children to use, many workplaces have Pritt sticks including mine!
Thank you for reading my review
Summary: A good glue stick