Product Type: Pritt household products
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Member Name: louisechackett
Advantages: easy to use, washable, lasts a long time
Disadvantages: dries up if you leave lid off!
My son's homework quite often involves us sticking things in to his homework book and most recently he was given the class mascot to look after for the weekend for having "fantastic" behaviour for a couple of weeks. When it came to sticking the photographs we had taken of the weekend in to his book we reached for the trusty pritt stick glue and this prompted me to review the glue.
Pritt stick is something that seems to have been around forever! I certainly remember using it when I was at primary school and at home too and to be honest when I am looking for a glue stick pritt stick is the brand I would always go for even if it is more expensive than store branded glue sticks.
The design of pritt stick has remained much the same over the years and so it comes in a white tube which features a black bottom for twisting the glue stick up as well as the red Pritt name and stick in black around the tube. It has always looked like this as far as I can remember and I think it is good that it hasn't really changed as it is instantly recognisable on the shelf.
Pritt sticks are basically a tube of solid glue which you can access by twisting the bottom of the tube until some of the glue stick is exposed and then you can rub it on your surface or item you wish to stick and stick it down. I would say that this product is only really useful for sticking paper and card or small craft items such as feathers or sequins or something. If you want to stick anything remotely heavy I would advise going for a stronger glue such as pva but for general cutting and sticking activities this works really well. The glue dries quite quickly and you don't need much when you are just sticking paper or card and so one glue stick can really last a long time.
My son was able to use a pritt stick from a young age when we were doing cutting and sticking or making cards for people and what is great about this product is that it is washable and so you need not worry if your child gets some on their clothes by accident which often happens with children! The tube is chunky enough to hold for small hands and so a child can feel quite independent being able to use the clue stick themselves. The pritt stick is also non toxic and so you can be secure in the knowledge that you are ok allowing your child to use it.
One issue we have learned with this product is that you really do need to make sure that the lid is kept on the glue when it isn't in use and that it is popped on tightly because otherwise when you next come to use the product you will find that it has dried up in to a rubbery stick which is unusable!
A pritt stick can be bought for around a couple of pounds or so from supermarkets and craft type shops as well as in newsagents and online too so there is plenty of scope to purchase these. I will continue to purchase them for when my son needs them as I think they are the best glue stick out there.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A very good product for paper and card type crafts
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