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Spray and putty adhesives: Great for arts and crafts

Arts and crafts are fun but can get messy! If you’re looking for a cleaner alternative to traditional glue, we’ll provide the answer. Adhesive sprays and mounting putties guarantee the clean and reliable results you’re looking for.

The best spray adhesive for arts and crafts

Wondering how to make arts and crafts a little less messy? Reaching for a spray adhesive is a great place to start. Spray adhesives provide a light spray mist covering a wider area than normal glue. No more glue stuck on paint brushes, no more visible glue lines. Just flawless coverage that won’t warp the craft materials.

For handicraft items that require an even layer of adhesive across a broad surface, try Loctite Spray Adhesive Multi-Purpose. This unique adhesive is perfect for poster board, paper, cardboard, felt, cork, leather and foil. It also works well on difficult to bond surfaces like metal, glass and wood. It won’t bleed or curl paper, and it dries clear.

This unique spray adhesive is ideal for a number of arts and crafts projects like…

  • science fair projects
  • Halloween costumes (do not use for face masks)
  • picture/memory boards
  • holiday arts and crafts

How to use spray adhesive for handicrafts

Crafting with spray adhesive is simple, here are tips for clean, effective results.

  1. Apply spray adhesive in a well-ventilated area.
  2. Protect surrounding areas with craft or newspaper, overspray can occur.
  3. Shake can well before using.
  4. Open the spray tip by aligning the black dot with the nozzle.
  5. Hold the can vertically, keep a distance of 8-10 inches from the surface.
  6. Apply a light even coat to the surface, avoid build-up by constantly moving the can.
  7. Bond craft materials to the surface.
  8. For a strong bond: apply a medium coat of adhesive to both surfaces, allow up to 10 minutes for the glue to become tacky before bonding the materials.

Need to reposition? No problem! For a temporary or repositionable bond, apply a thin layer of spray adhesive. To adjust the position, gently peel away the material starting at the corner.

Handicrafts for children: Mess free adhesives for binding and hanging projects

If you’re looking for a mess-free glue alternative that’s also safe for children, consider Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty. This non-toxic moldable mounting putty can be rolled out and formed to fit any shape. It has a long-lasting hold that’s easily removable and repositionable. Also, it won’t dry out over time, and can be used on paper, plastic and other craft materials.

Best of all, it’s a nail free way to hang those arts and crafts projects! No more holes or chipped paint, hang your favorite art with pride and peace of mind.