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September 26, 2012 4:52 PM Subscribe
Mrs. hamandcheese teaches children education programs. About dinosaurs. She needs your help with a specific crafty art activity teaching kids about bugs stuck in amber. Suggest us some amber-like glue solutions!
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She is developing a program for grade 2 in which the kids will make their own insect caught in prehistoric amber. She has the plastic insects, but is having a tough time finding glue or epoxy or some other resin solution that will do these things:
- dry quick and transparent (preferably 30mins or less, but she is open to having something that the kids will be able to take away within 24hrs)
- relatively cheap
- accept some dye to make it look like amber
- be something safe that the kids can pump themselves
- no crazy fumes for the kiddies
She has tried Elmer's glue (too long to dry), nail polish (bad idea), Castin' Casts Resins (made for beaders -- but is too finicky). We've thought of hot glue, but it's not something the kids can do themselves.
She would love to be able to put it into a pump that she can disguise in a fake prehistoric "tree" that the kids can go up to, and do a pump or two pumps to get their bug covered.