Glue Dots Review & Giveaway

glue dots review

Glue Dots provided samples free to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own.

Being a pediatric occupational therapist, my daily work life revolves around  color, cut, glue, rinse and repeat. I couldn’t work without a good pair of scissors, some crayons, mechanical pencils and glue sticks. So every year in August I robotically head to the sale bin and stock up on these back to school supplies.

Before Gavin I briefly scrapbooked and since my husband is a photographer we did a fair share of matting and framing photos for our home. Since Gavin was born though all my creative energy was filtered into work and the blog. Now that he’s 4 I finally feel like we are emerging from what I call “The 4 year fog.” Life is more routine, he’s more predictable and independent and I’m finding a little more time to be creative at home.

I recently was contacted about reviewing Glue Dots. My mind immediately thought of projects with my students. What I didn’t anticipate was finding an awesome use for these amazing double sided dots, when traditional super strength glue kept failing me day after day.

Glue dots come in sheets or dispensers. There are a few different varieties which include poster, removable and permanent options. They are non-toxic, acid-free, archival safe and mess-free.

Here’s how I enjoyed using them:

As I suspected, the older middle school aged kids loved the permanent dots for their art projects. Glue sticks can get wet and gooey and over time the paper doesn’t stick, these were easy to use, less messy  more professional and  “grown-up.”

Then it came time for Gavin’s Valentine’s Day cards. We made 20 homemade cards, so for this  activity I decided to use the permanent Glue Dots in the dispenser. Can we say life saver? Gavin was really interested in them because of the dispenser. He likes anything mechanical and couldn’t wait to try it himself, so I held the dispenser and we used it together. I first started using way to many of them though. They are so strong you’ll be surprised how few of them you will actually need to secure paper. There are 200 dots in the dispenser and we had enough to make most of the cards pictured above.

However, here’s my favorite use and ironically or not, it’s toy related. Gavin is obsessed with his die-cast toys from the movie Planes. However, for some reason small pieces like the propellers and accessories keep breaking off. For weeks I used super glue, standing there holding it together while spilling some on my counter and getting it stuck to my fingertips. Then the moment he touched his toy, it would instantly break  again. So then we gave Glue Dots a whirl. They easily fit in small spaces, and though they are sticky, they aren’t wet so there is NO dry time, which means no impatient wait time.  Though he could still pull pieces apart if he wanted to because they are a little “flexible” when you touch them, they are a much more successful solution. Plus he’s not asking me to fix propellers every day, which allows me to focus more on some creativity.

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Glue Dots provided samples free to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Debbie Welchert says:

    I know my grandchildren would use them for making their artwork. These would work so much better for them instead of tape.

  2. Darlene Owen says:

    My granddaughter loves to make projects and would put it to good use.

  3. Scrapbooking and also for our son’s 4th birthday that is coming up – we are always making stuff we find on Pinterest and this would help a ton.

  4. terry maigi says:

    My daughter loves making crafts!

  5. Debra Hall says:

    i have used them for scrapbooking

  6. My daughter could use these to make thank you cards after her birthday

  7. This would work great with art projects

  8. Alvina Castro says:

    we would use for art projects, scrapbooking and just all around free play!

  9. Emily Morelli says:

    Glue dots are great for making crafts with my daughter. They work immediately with no sticky mess. Love them!

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  11. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We would do some scrapbooking!

  12. I would use it to help my son with his fine motor delay. We would do art projects etc.

  13. My daughter loves making “projects” so I’m sure we’d find lots of things to create!

  14. I love using glue dots for crafts, like handmade cards!

  15. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love these for scrapbooking

  16. Ann Fantom says:

    I would use the Glue Dots in my scrapbooks and cards

  17. I am using Glue Dots all the time for all my scrapping and the making of cards

  18. wow

  19. Terri Burson says:

    I use glue dots all the time in cardmaking. Love!

  20. I use them to make cards.

  21. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I would give them to my mom so she could use them when she makes my scrapbooks.

  22. Betty Wojnar says:

    Holiday decorations

  23. This would be great for doing crafts with my son!

  24. These would be awesome for doing crafts with my youngest son! He is only 2 so anything that helps us avoid a little mess is great!

  25. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would use these Glue Dots for homeschool activities and classroom design.

  26. We use a lot for crafts! They’re great for non messy fun!

  27. I am a scrap booker and card maker so I am sure I would use some glue dots for those projects and I would use them for when I decorate my cupcake and dessert trays.

  28. I would use the glue dot to make cards and scrapbook pages. I am sure I would use the glue dots for all kinds of papercrafts.

  29. tina reynolds says:

    I would love these for crafts with the kids and scrapbooking

  30. susan smoaks says:

    i would use these to make greeting cards.

  31. Vikki Billings says:

    I use them to do my scrapbooking!

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