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One of the greatest inventions ever made and you can buy one for only £10!

the fabulous glue gun

No home is complete without a glue gun. Yes it sounds like a bold statement. You may also think it a bit excessive of me to claim that it is one of the best inventions of the 20th century, if not of all time. I know that the best invention was the printing press, but the glue gun has the power to unlock your children's imagination and allow you and them to make things out of old junk as quickly as you want. Who knows how many future inventors, entrepreneurs, and professors were set on the road to greatness by something as humble as the glue gun.
. . . What is it?? The glue gun is a device for melting a thermoplastic resin glue (usually in the form of a long milky coloured stick, about 10mm in diameter). The glue is extremely tough when set and because it hardens typically in less than a minute, it is perfect for instantaneous, high performance sticking when making things. In fact I would say that if you have a glue gun, permanent marker and some old discarded packaging, you have almost everything you need to start making something good right away.
. . . There are both low and high temperature versions, but as even the low temperature ones can still reach 100ºC and cause nasty burns, care should be taken when using either type of glue gun, and children should be supervised at all times when using them, even if they have used them before.
. . . The great thing about a glue gun, from our point of view, when making things, is that it will stick almost anything to anything and can even be used to back fill cracks and gaps. In the Medallion Project (in making from Junk), the glue gun glue is used to back fill a tin foil rubbing, to great effect.
. . . I recommend that you get an extra packet of sticks when you buy your glue gun as they can get used up quite quickly.
. . . A glue gun will only cost about £10 ($10-$15) and can be bought on-line or in any DIY or hardware store. Once you have it, you’ll find that its usefulness extends far beyond Making Projects, into all manner of fixing things round the home.

Safety first
warning triangle on whiteI know I keep saying it, but...Glue guns get very hot and the melted glue is not only very hot but also very sticky. Children should not be allowed to use a glue gun unsupervised and if they are using it under supervision they need to be shown which bits get hot and learn how to use the glue without getting the hot melt glue on their fingers. If a burn occurs get the glue off the finger as quickly as possible and run under cold water for at least five minutes. Turn your glue gun off after using it and put it to the back of the work surface out of reach, while it cools down. Make sure the wire isn’t trailing anywhere that might get tripped over.



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You don't have
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to enjoy dadcando craft projects. All our projects are designed with children in mind, and all explained in simple steps that will give you great results every time. But, even if you are experienced in the art of crafting, we're sure you'll find interesting projects here that are new and different. Bind your own book and cover it with an old pair of trousers! Or learn the modern art of papier mâché, where you can make this gorgeous . . . . . . . . Homer Simpson
D'oh Nut . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . using Homers Donut from a carrier bag
masking tape . . . . . . . . . and couple of plastic grocery bags. Even where we explain more tradition crafts, like painting a T-shirt, we add details to make sure that you and your children get the best results.
Dadcando′s projects are driven by what kids want, and so you'll find many of
of them are based on films, books
and console games.
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download printables of the highest quality so that your models and craft will always look as close as possible like the pictures of the finished projects you see on the pages of dadcando.

Now on dadcando you can upload pictures of the things that you have made and not only show your friends but win prizes in one of the regular competitions we run for the best uploaded pictures. So what are you waiting for? how to paint a T-Shirt
It's time to get crafting with dadcando and see what you can do.
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