Don’t Try This at Home

Glue gun glue is hot. Very, very, very hot. Alright, so maybe that’s obvious. But did you know that it is so hot it can do this?


I always burn my fingers slightly when I use the glue gun. Don’t ask how it happened. Use your imagination. (Tip: Imagine me burning one hand more than the usually “slight” burn, and then promptly grabbing it [the tigers felt eye] by the edge – still composed – with my other hand. The felt eye flips back (upon releasing its bond with my left hand) and adheres to my right thumb. At this point, you can start imagine me losing my composure and grabbing frantically back and forth – left, right, left, right – and saying, “oh, oh, oh, it’s hot, it’s hot, oh no!” Just use your imagination.)

We made some pretty cool masks, though! (Inspired by Anno’s Masks and Ben’s suggestion.) I finished the mask making with a bowl of ice nearby to plunge my hand in whenever the throbbing became unbearable.


[Edited: in case you can’t tell, those other two masks are frilled lizards with their mouths wide open.]

After multiple warnings to my kids, “don’t touch the glue gun”, “be careful”, etc. I demonstrated. Now they know how hot a glue gun is!

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2 Responses to Don’t Try This at Home

  1. Robyn says:

    Oh my, that looks so painful. I hate burns (I guess there’s probably no one who loves them…)
    But at least the masks are cute! 🙂

  2. grandma betty says:

    beautiful masks guys—sorry about the fingers—yes I did know it was quite hot—-love ma

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