Kids Glue

Do your kids enjoy constructing things from paper and card? Then you will need to get them some of our special kids glue available here at Spotlight. Safe to use for little ones, the early start glue sticks go on purple, but the glue turns clear when dry. This helps little ones to see where they have applied the glue. Once they get the hang of that, delight them with some classic glitter glue in different colours, ideal for making cards, pictures and other decorations at home.

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How To Teach Your Kids To Work With Glue?

Glue is almost magical for most children, as it opens up a whole new world of crafting and creativity. As children are bound to use glue in school many times, it is a good idea to introduce your child to glue as soon as they are old enough. But what is the best way to teach your children about gluing? And are there some fun activities you could organise?

What Is The Quickest And Most Affordable Way To Introduce My Children To Glue?

You do not need to spend a lot on supplies to introduce your children to glue. In fact, one of the most popular methods is the glue activity basket, which does not even take five minutes to put together.

You do not need to spend a lot on supplies to introduce your children to glue. In fact, one of the most popular methods is the glue activity basket, which does not even take five minutes to put together.

Grab an old bowl, basket, or any other storage container you may have. Then, add some things that can be glued to a piece of paper. You do not necessarily have to buy anything for that, just use cotton balls and torn pieces of paper. Anything that sticks really! In addition to that, get a couple of basic child-friendly glue sticks and some construction paper.

What Should My Child Do For A First Gluing Project?

First, introduce your child to the glue stick and explain to them all the parts. Show them how to take the cap of and where the sticky part of the stick is. Then, tell your child to apply some of the glue on the construction paper.

Once the construction paper has a little bit of glue, grab the baskets with the objects you collected earlier. Then, tell your child to grab any of the items and press them on the glue. Once this is done, allow them to keep gluing their favourite items on the construction paper.

To ensure your child understands the process, it can be a good idea to glue one of the items on the paper yourself as a demonstration. However, give your child the time to experiment and master the skill. It will take some time, so do not get frustrated if your child makes a mistake.

What Should I Be Careful Of When Introducing My Child To Glue?

Safety should be a main concern when you introduce your child to glue. Young children tend to put things in their mouth, and this is dangerous when it comes to glue. If your child is still in this particular phase, you may want to hold off with the glue introduction until they have outgrown this stage.

Parents should also be careful with the type of glue they use. Most glue sticks are relatively safe, but it is always recommended to check the ingredients and specific warnings on the label. White school glue is also used a lot, although it can be a little more liquid and messier than the average glue stick. That being said, white school glue is often easier for children who still need to develop their fine motor skills.

You must also consider any of the problems your child can encounter when dealing with glue. In particular, they may have problems with holding and applying the glue, especially when their fine motor skills still require some work. For example, your child can find it difficult to squeeze glue out of the bottle, in which case a glue stick may be better. On the flipside, they could also struggle with applying the glue stick to the paper. So, in some instances, your child may require some additional assistance.

Purchasing Kids Glue At Spotlight

Spotlight provides a full range of crafting supplies for children - this includes a nice selection of child-friendly glue. If you are looking for the supplies to introduce your child to glue, then you will find exactly what you need at Spotlight. Have a look at our catalogue and benefit from the affordable deals on glue and kids crafting supplies in general. We are sure you won't be disappointed!

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