Glue and I just don't get along. Actually it is the kids in my class who use the glue that drives me bonkers. They forget to put the lids on, or squeeze the bottle too hard, or roll the glue stick up all the way. no water what type of glue I give them, they seems to make a mess or ruin it. That was until I found this great idea on Pinterest and had to try it for myself. So far they have been the best solution and I'm not going home with glue in my hair or down the leg of my pants. You now that yucky feeling when you rub your hand across your leg and wonder hope it is just glue and not some kids runny nose.
What you need- containers, sponges and glue
I went to our local dollar type store and found these cute little containers. I am actually thinking about labeling them and giving each kid their own.
I cut out the sponges after measuring them. The sponges weren't thick enough so I layered them.
Pour some glue over the top and let it soak in.
Then I DEMONSTRATED to the kids how to use them. Super important- if you don't show them, they will be trying to pull out the sponge or wipe their entire paper across the small opening. I showed them to just dab the piece that needs glue onto the sponge. Super Easy, really mess free. If the sponge gets a little dry just spritz or drop a few drops of water onto it and put the lid back on.