When my son needed a splinter removed but did not want me to remove it with tweezers or a needle. I came up with the brainstorm to try duct tape. The first two tries didn’t work. The third time I applied the tape and removed it and the splinter came out.
Since then I read that Elmer’s glue helps remove splinters. Yesterday I got a splinter. I tried the Elmer’s glue and it worked. Pour a drop of Elmer’s glue all over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the glue when you peel it off! See more Elmer’s Glue uses below.
More Uses for Elmer’s Glue
- Remove blackheads from nose.
- Teach to write their names by using a crayon to write the child’s name on a piece of paper, then trace over the letters using Elmer’s Glue-All. When the glue becomes dry, can use their fingers to trace over the letters of their name. This makes it easier for them to understand the shapes of the letters.
- Make tissue paper-mâché tissue bowl
- Prevent broken shoelaces from fraying by simply dipping the end of the shoelace into the glue.
- Seal plants by using Elmer’s Glue-All to seal all ends of pruned stems and branches. This protects against insects and excessive moisture loss.
- Fix small holes in walls by filling the small nail holes with a drop of glue before the walls.
- Tighten a screw hole by soaking a cotton ball in glue, stuffing the cotton ball into the hole, and letting it dry for hours. Now, you’ll be able to use you a screwdriver to put a screw in the hole.
Elmers Glue Trivia
Elmer the Bull (Elmer’s glue mascot) is Elsie the Cow‘s (Borden’s mascot) husband. No kidding. There are no animal products in Elmer’s Glue.