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Wacky Uses for
Elmer’s® Glue-All

  • Remove a splinter. Coat the splinter with a drop of Elmer’s Glue-All, wait for it to dry, then peel off the dried glue. The splinter should be stuck to it.
  • Seal plants. Gardeners use Elmer’s Glue-All to seal ends of pruned stems and branches against insects and excessive moisture loss.
  • Prevent broken shoelaces from fraying. Dip the ends into Elmer’s Glue-All.
  • Fix small holes in walls. Small nail holes can be filled by squirting in a drop of Elmer’s Glue-All before painting.
  • Make moldable dough that dries without baking. Mix equal parts Elmer’s Glue-All, flour, and cornstarch. Mix and knead well until blended. If too dry, add more glue. If too moist, add more flour and cornstarch. Food coloring may be added if desired. Dough can be molded into any desired shape to create animals, figurines, ornaments, and jewelry. Dough keeps for weeks in a Ziploc Storage Bag.
  • Tighten a screw hole. When a screw hole is too worn out to hold a screw, soak a cotton ball in Elmer’s Glue-All, stuff it into the hole, and let dry for 24 hours. Use a screwdriver to put a new screw into the spot.
  • Make a starch fabric stiffener. Mix water and Elmer’s Glue-All in a bowl to desired consistency. Fabric dipped in the mixture can be shaped and dried in decorative forms and shapes.
  • Teach kids how to write their name. Use crayon to write the child’s name on a piece of paper, then trace over the letters using Elmer’s Glue-All. When the glue dries, children can use their fingers to trace along the tactile letters of their names, making it easier to understand the shapes of the letters.


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