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The Perfect Glue for Any Situation

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With all the different types of glue on the market, there’s no reason to go without it. But depending on what you’re working on, glue is not a one-size-fits-all product. We’re highlighting some of the best glue choices for a range of scenarios that you’ll encounter in the classroom or around the home.

This 30-pack of glue sticks is ideal for classrooms, especially for younger grades or art classes. There are enough sticks here for every child in the class to have their own — no more fighting!

Each bottle holds 5 grams of glue and comes with a sturdy cap to prevent it from drying out between uses. We like that this glue can bond a wide range of surfaces.

This glue is especially useful for working with softer materials like fabrics. And because of the tacky surface and non-toxic ingredients, it’s a great option for making DIY slime for the kids.

This glue comes in a 20-gram bottle and is ideal for quickly bonding a variety of surfaces. We also like the precision applicator tip for more accurate glue placement.

You can use this wood glue on finished or unfinished woods. You’ll also find that it provides a secure bond, and spills can be easily cleaned up with water.

Expert Commentary

Glue is a staple in most households and classrooms! These non-toxic options are great for a variety of uses from arts and crafts projects to carpentry jobs. Glue sticks are better for children, as they’re a great way to get kids acquainted with the uses of glue, while the heavy-duty glues are more suitable for adults and advanced users.

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