If you're thinking about making glue sponges and want to know if they're worth it, read on...
Ever since school ended last June, I heard all about glue sponges and saw them everywhere. I wanted to see if they were worth the time and energy. I waited all summer to try it and finally, I made them in September. I tested it out with a few kids and they loved it so much, I made one for every group. They truly are so simple to make and my kids even helped me out. Each glue sponge uses a little less than a bottle of glue and can be used throughout the year.
So, now it’s June and my glue sponges are still going strong! Since we don’t use them every day, we keep them moist with a few spritzes of water every now and again. Occasionally, we flip them over. I thought that maybe they would begin to smell, but there is no odor at all.
In short, I would highly recommend making them as they save a ton of time when gluing little pieces down and for the first time since I can remember, we haven’t run out of glue sticks-since some art projects just need a glue stick!
So... why make glue sponges?
· It’s easy to put glue on the little pieces of any cut and paste activity.
· Perfect for interactive notebook pieces.
· There are no messy glue sticks and no missing caps.
· They last for the whole year!
What you'll need:
(I didn't buy the dollar store kind since when I used them for a project last time, the seal wasn't great.)
Glue sponges are also great for emptying out those almost empty glue bottles that take forever for the glue to get to the top!
I used a little less than a bottle for each glue sponge.
I poured some in the bottom, laid the sponge down, and added a little more glue on top.
Seal it up and your glue sponge will be ready to go the next day! Don't worry, the sponge will absorb the glue.
I hope you enjoy your glue sponges and much as I do!
Let me know how yours turn out.