Glue sponges are one of my classroom must-haves. I see so many teachers talking about glue sticks and glue bottles and the struggle that comes with the. The solution is definitely GLUE SPONGES! No lost lids. No clogs. Less mess. Less money. Less waste. It’s a win-win for everyone! I created the first glue sponge 14 years ago and have never looked book! And yes, THEY WORK! Here’s the thing about TKS. We don’t share or promote anything that we don’t use and believe in. If glue sponges didn’t work and if they were messy I wouldn’t talk about them all the time.
How To Make Glue Sponges
Glue Sponges In Use
Glue sponges are simple to use. Teach your students through explicit instruction, modeling, and practice to simply touch their paper to the sponge. They don’t pick up the sponge and they really don’t touch the sponge.
Glue Sponge Maintenance
Making Individual Glue Sponges
If you’re wanting to make individual glue sponges, here’s what we recommend:
Crayon Boxes from Walmart (found in the office supplies section).
Check out these videos to see how to make glue sponges and see them being used in my classroom by my students!
Here is a Glue Sponge In Use In My Classroom
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You make this look sooo easy. Honestly…when I was packing my room I tried to make some for a teacher friend and myself and it DID NOT WORK. The sponges did not soak in the glue. IT HAD TO BE THE SPONGES AND I WILL TRY AGAIN!
Such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! Looks like you had a fabulous trip to Vegas 🙂
Mrs. Masters’ Kinder Love
I love the sponges! My school insists on supply lists that include 6 glue sticks per kid-SIX?! A whole six! They are gone by December. Guess what's going on my parent wish list this year! Thanks a heap!!! Oh also – dollar tree has packs of variety mustache erasers. Either 3 or 4 for a buck. Thought of you of course!!
That's a good idea! I would not have thought to make glue sponges ever!
Rambling About Reading
Listerine – brilliant!!! What a great idea, thanks!