How to Make Glue Sponges: The DIY Homeschooling Supplies Parents Didn’t Know They Were Missing by Greg Smedley-Warren

3 years ago
How to Make Glue Sponges: The DIY Homeschooling Supplies Parents Didn’t Know They Were Missing

Want to know what people ask me about the most?! Glue sponges! What?! You don’t know about the glue sponges? Wait, you aren’t using them? Parents, teachers, you have to switch to the sponge! These are simple to make. Very effective. Easy for students and kids to use. And cheap. I spent $18 to make eight glue sponges. They last the entire year.

You’ll need:

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Pour some glue into a container.
  2. Put one complete sponge in the container. Cut another sponge in half or one-third to fit (it will vary depending on your container). 
  3. Push the sponges down into the glue.
  4. Pour the remaining glue over the top of the sponges.
  5. Place the lid on and let the sponges absorb the glue. These take a few days to soak up the glue and be ready for use.

Here are some helpful glue-sponge tips:

  • Spritz the sponges with a mixture of water and Listerine once a week to keep them moist and germ free. I mix in a travel-size bottle of Listerine in a regular spray bottle!
  • Add more glue every week or two depending on how much they dry out and how much they get used. 
  • For larger pieces of paper, teach your kids or students to glue around the edges.
  • Make sure the lids are on tight!

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Renee Herren
YES!!! This is genius! Thank you so much for this great tip! I look forward to reading more from you- I know you have TONS of great info to share!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Say what?! Never heard of this but it sounds like a gift from heaven! I remember so many glue bottles turned into rocks because of tops left open or plain old age. Thank you for this genius tip, Greg Smedley-Warren . We are so happy to have you in our community of writers. Welcome, and we can't wait to learn more from you!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
What a fantastic idea, Greg Smedley-Warren ! Thanks for sharing it with us! Welcome to our community of writers. We’re so glad to have you!

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