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Elmer’s Glue Sticks are perfect for crafting and school projects. Easy to use, easy to clean-up, washable glue sticks are the choice for teachers and parents everywhere!

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Whether it’s for crafts, school, or even slime, Elmer’s Liquid Glue brings any project to life. Safe, washable, and nontoxic, it’s no wonder Elmer’s is trusted by parents and teachers alike.

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What is Elmer’s glue used for?

Elmer’s glue is mostly found and used within school settings for fun activities that inspire creativity and learning. Due to its versatility, Elmer’s glue is also a staple for home and office supplies, whether you’re making a small repair or crafting a DIY project.

What kind of glue is Elmer’s glue?

Elmer’s glue is a PVA-based (polyvinyl acetate) glue, meaning that the glue itself is a colorless and odorless adhesive. There are two different types of glue that are commonly used within schools for crafts and activities:

  • Glue Sticks
  • Liquid Glue

Elmer’s Glue Stick

Elmer’s glue sticks are safe and washable, the ideal school supply for crafts and projects in a classroom. They typically come in a tube-like stick with a cap and a bottom twist that easily pushes the glue out, allowing you to avoid big messes as you craft with the little ones.

There are a variety of Elmer’s glue sticks to select from. At W.B. Mason, we offer the popular:

  • Disappearing Purple Glue Stick
  • Extra Strength School Glue Stick
  • All Purpose School Glue Sticks

What sizes do Elmer’s glue sticks come in?

The regular size glue sticks typically come in 1 x 4.5 x 7 inches. For the jumbo glue sticks, they are typically 7.30 x 4.30 x 1.10 inches, giving you more glue to get creative with.

Elmer’s Liquid Glue

If you’re looking to get more creative in the classroom, go for Elmer’s liquid glue. Not only is it perfect for creating slime, but it’s also a great adhesive for bonding materials beyond paper, such as wood and fabrics. At W.B. Mason, we carry the bottles you need for a classroom setting:

  • White School Glue
  • Clear School Glue
  • All Purpose Glue
  • Slime Glue

What’s the difference between Elmer’s white glue and clear glue?

The most noticeable difference between Elmer’s white glue and clear glue is the color. What makes the two liquid glues chemically different is that white glue is water-based and clear glue is solvent-based. How you decide which glue you should pick really comes down to preference. When it comes to drying, it is easier to see when white glue dries as it dries clear, whereas other believe that clear glue dries faster than white glue.

What is Elmer’s glue made of?

Like most glues, Elmer’s ingredients mainly consist of a type of thermoplastic (PVA), water, ethanol, and acetate. Other non-harmful substances might be added to adjust other characteristics of the glue such as color, smell, and viscosity.

Is Elmer’s glue toxic?

Based on the ingredients, Elmer’s glue is known to be nontoxic and one of the mildest glues out there. It is why it’s the preferred glue in many school settings, making it safe for children to use. While it is nonpoisonous, Elmer’s glue is not recommended to be ingested, inhaled, or applied directly to open wounds. There’s no harm if a child decides to take a little taste, however ingesting large amounts make cause a stomachache.

How long does it take for Elmer’s glue to dry?

Depending on the type of Elmer’s glue, it can take anywhere from 2 minutes to 30 minutes for the glue to dry. A good indication that the glue has dried is if the glue appears clear and has hardened. If the glue is looks to be moist and still has some color, then you will need to allow a few more minutes for the glue to dry.

How long does Elmer’s glue stick take to dry?

Elmer’s glue sticks typically dry faster than most glues. It’ll take from 2 to 5 minutes for the glue to dry.

How long does Elmer’s liquid glue take to dry?

Unlike glue sticks, liquid glue does take longer to dry. Depending on how much you use and the environment, such as temperature and humidity levels, white glue could take 30 minutes or longer to set and dry. Clear glue has been mentioned to dry a little faster, with a dry time at around 15 minutes as it hardens.

Is Elmer’s glue waterproof?

While Elmer’s does offer products that are waterproof, many of Elmer’s school glues are not. This is ideal for many teachers and parents as glue can easily get everywhere while crafting, from desks to clothes, to skin. So, if your kids happen to get a little wild, whether it be with slime glue or any other fun projects, adding water can help remove those unwanted glue stains.

Does Elmer’s glue expire?

Like with many products, Elmer’s glue does have a shelf-life. Depending on when you open the bottle and how often you use the glue, the average shelf life can range from 1 to 2 years. If you’ve noticed that your glue supply is running low or quickly drying out, W.B. Mason has got you covered with easy and quick delivery, so your kids don’t miss out on a fun day of arts and crafts!

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