One thing kids don’t have a lot of is patience–especially when it comes to letting glue dry. They want things to stick RIGHT NOW!
Mitch loves crafting with glue and cardboard, and he’s pretty good at it. But most glues don’t dry fast enough for him. He’ll insist on using anything that seems faster, like tape and staples, even though these things don’t always hold as well.
When he was little, his go to adhesive was tape, so I always kept double stick tape stocked for him. But tape doesn’t always stick to construction paper or cardboard so well. Your best is glue stick or tacky glue for a stong bond that dries fast.
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