Outdoor glue?

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Outdoor glue?

Postby qbm » 15 May 2016, 14:02

My class want to make fairy gardens for the school wildlife area that we are currently doing up. I'm just wondering what glue would be best to use outdoors but with small children (who aren't my own if that makes a difference...) and that won't just dissolve in the rain? Any paint recommendations as well?

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Re: Outdoor glue?

Postby Treeb » 15 May 2016, 14:43

How old are your kids? My first thought is hot glue gun, but it would depend on what type of materials you are glueing together, and would require some level of helping and supervision depending on the kids.

For paint I would think regular craft paint or maybe fabric paint?
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Re: Outdoor glue?

Postby qbm » 15 May 2016, 14:50

They are 6 and 7 and there are 22 of them. I'd like them to be as independent as possible so I'd discounted hot glue... Maybe I should let them use PVA and then when they leave them to dry add hot glue myself. That might work I suppose.
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Re: Outdoor glue?

Postby StJuniper » 15 May 2016, 17:49

Wood glue? If your fairy houses are made of wood...
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Re: Outdoor glue?

Postby qbm » 16 May 2016, 06:01

StJuniper wrote:Wood glue? If your fairy houses are made of wood...


I like an obvious answer... :D Will check out the options.
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Re: Outdoor glue?

Postby busmother » 17 May 2016, 10:02

acrylic paint is waterproof and pretty harmless I think.
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