I do not have a good relationship with glue.
I hate that it gets clogged.
I hate that it makes a mess when you refill the bottles.
And, I hate that I am completely obsessed with it.
I knew that I had to bite the bullet and refill my refillable glue bottles so that my students could actually make some art. It's only the 3rd week of school, but I put it off long enough. They were in pathetic shape, and should of been refilled in March or April. We were really spreading it thin in the spring.
I started to unscrew all the caps. I was dreading every moment. The tightness and burn on my hands as I tried to open each one. The cracking flaking glue everywhere, the huge clogs the had taken the shape of the nozzle. Ugh.
I started to pour my giant gallon of glue knowing it was not going to be pretty. It suddenly dawned on me that a funnel would work nicely! Yes, a funnel.
I fashioned a funnel out of laminated construction paper (that I just happened to have lying around) and masking tape. It worked! The glue stayed in the bottle - but it was taking forever. So I made another, and then another! It was working! Hallelujah!
I dripped or over filled a few times. Of course the gallon was a huge mess. Overall I felt successful and so proud that my students would once again have glue to use.
Then I got to screw all the caps back on, and that just made my day.