May 17, 2006
Young children often have difficulty knowing where they have applied glue when they work on a large white area. They also tend to waste the glue. I put a small amount of glue in an aluminum pie pan. I add water, a little paint and mix it well. The water makes the glue easier to spread and cuts down on waste. The paint helps the child see where he has applied the glue. Since the glue is colored, it is best if used in an area that will be covered by whatever the child is sticking.
Another idea is to use the colored glue in an area where background color is needed. For example, my children used yellow glue to paint a chick on which they stuck yellow feathers.