Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Glue Fun

My oldest daughter is going into the 4th grade. As she gets older it's fun to share things from my elementary school experience. When she emptied out her old school supplies she had scraped off all the pencil paint down the the natural wood and it reminded me of how I use to do the same. I shared with her how I would paint glue all over my hand and then peel it off like skin. Good times. It also reminded me of how we use to change the color of our glue. Doing this took me way back.




First you need regular school glue and a marker



Then pry off the end of the marker using your scissors












Pull out the marker fiber inside. I sniped the plastic wrapping a few times to help the process along.











Insert maker tube into glue container




Wait a little while and then shake, shake, shake.

Voila purple glue.






***My daughter tried making some more this morning and they didn't turn out as vibrant, We realized for the purple (above) we used crayola non washable markers. I think it made a difference. For the washable marker kind we ended up adding two marker innards. We really sniped the marker tube up to let the fiber hang out (it's where all the juice is).

16 comments:

Xan said...

I've never seen that before! Thanks for sharing it. My daughter will love this.

Allyson Hill said...

No Way! This is SO smart! Did you figure this out on your own?

Laura said...

I can't remember who came up with it but I do remember every desk in 4th grade having a diffrent color glue on it. The boys all had brown because they put too many in their glue. It was fun.

juliekintaiwan said...

That is so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

We used to put parts of our watercolor paints (Prang, of course) into our glue to make it colored when I was in elementary school.

Karyn said...

I love this idea. I showed it to my glue-loving daughter this morning, and she now has three different bottles of glue colors brewing. Thanks for sharing this!

Kim said...

I used to make designs on top of my pencil box with the glue and then peel it off..I never did colored glue..that is COOL!

mommio @ www.kiddio.org said...

How clever! I remember 'drawing' in glue with dried out markers as a kid to make colored glue, but to make a whole bottle...heaven! Thanks for the great idea!

MommySecrets said...

So cute & so fun!!!

jamieBEE said...

easy and AWESOME!! This is a great idea to do if you find a marker with no lid...instead of just letting it dry out - stick it in a glue bottle! Thanks for the tip! I love your blog! I found you from the Crafty Crow.

capperoo said...

so cool! I just bought a ton of glue on sale. we have to try this.

Heather said...

This is a great idea!! Glue and markers about in the sale bins right now and I think I'll have to head out and find some. What a fun project series...first making the glue and then making the cool "paintings". That could take up some summer afternoon time.

found yout hrough crafty crow....thanks for sharing.

Sam said...

We used to add a few scraps of colored crepe paper. The drawback for that is that the paper clogs up your glue, but if you fish it out, it works well.

GymnWriter RatMama said...

Does the glue dry clear, as normal, or colored? Just wondering, before I try this myself. I think it will be more interesting to my kids if it remains colored.

Thanks!

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