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Post by supergran on Sun 1 Jul 2012 - 18:05

Does anyone know how I can rejuvenate 6 hardly used glue sticks please, my fault I forget to put the top back on.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sun 1 Jul 2012 - 19:03

Not sure you can, just slice the top layer off with something if the underneath is still usable.

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 1 Jul 2012 - 20:16

Hmmm, not sure either Billie. Worth a try cutting some off I suppose.

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Post by lyndaejane on Mon 2 Jul 2012 - 14:15

Guess what - I Googled "dried out glue stick" and found some answers!

Remove cap from glue stick(s) and put it/them into a grip-seal bag.

Put a piece of damp kitchen towel (not dripping wet, but not too dry) in the bag and press the bag closed.

Leave for 8 hours or overnight and the glue stick(s) should be re-hydrated.

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Post by supergran on Mon 2 Jul 2012 - 15:35

Ooh thanks for that Lynda, I never think to Google things, so will try it later.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Mon 2 Jul 2012 - 17:24

Let us know how you get on, we have loads in scholl where kids leave the lids off then hide them up, you wouldn't believe how much money we spent on glue sticks.

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Post by Lorraine on Mon 2 Jul 2012 - 21:19

Oh yes, let us know Billie.

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Post by supergran on Tue 3 Jul 2012 - 10:49

Will do if I can find a zip lock bag, I wonder if a plastic food box would work.

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Post by lyndaejane on Tue 3 Jul 2012 - 13:59

You could always use an ordinary plastic bag, squeeze out the air and then tie it up, Billie. Plastic food box should work, though, if it has a really airtight lid.

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Post by supergran on Wed 4 Jul 2012 - 22:39

Found some bags and put three in a bag each with the damp kitchen towel, and yes it worked, softened them up, but they come out a bit thick, tried it for the 8 hours but were thick, and then put them back for overnight but they were the same as the 8 hrs.

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