As an avid crafter, I find myself going through more glue than I care to admit. While I love to decoupage, my daughters love to glue to layer together their drawings, and my toddler is just discovering the art of cutting up paper and gluing it in some random fashion. With two to four little artists running around the house at any given moment, we go through a lot of glue.
This wouldn’t typically be a big deal, as you can find glue at the local big-box store for relatively cheap. The glue you often find there, however, is made from gelatin – as in, ground up animal parts and horse hooves. Regular ol’ white ‘school glue’ is often made from polyvinyl acetate, which is a thermoplastic and definitely not eco-friendly or natural.
Glu6 Non-Pourous Glue, however, is made with renewable, all-natural ingredients, and even smells sweet! My kiddos dove right into their craft projects with this glue and not only did it work just as well as regular glue, but it dried clear and held their work together perfectly. The product is made of recycled polystyrene – a material we know as ‘styrofoam, which has the potential to last thousands of years, quite often as a pollutant. Turning polystyrene into glue is a great way to make a waste product a usable product!
The only downside to Glu6, for me, is that they use citrus to break down recycled styrofoam to make the glue. Genius, right? I love that idea…but I’m allergic to citrus. So, the kiddos are enjoying this product without me – and they definitely are not complaining about having their own special glue!