Fire up your hot glue guns and get ready to make!

High-temp, low-temp, and all temps in between: if your project uses hot-melt glue in any way, it will be eligible to enter.

What do we want to see? Here's are some ideas to kickstart your creative juices:

  • simple quick projects for kids
  • complex, impressive and inspiring projects
  • projects that use hot glue in unusual, unexpected or clever ways
  • projects that use hot glue in the kitchen, workshop, garden, etc.
  • things made with only hot glue
  • any other hot glue-using projects you can dream up!

Document the steps for how you made your project, and share it for the world to admire.

New to Instructables? Check out our help guides on How to Write a Great Instructable.

The Hot Glue Speed Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • $200 Digital Gift Card

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

  • $100 Digital Gift Card

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

  • $50 Digital Gift Card
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 4, 2022 and Jul 18, 2022 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hot Glue Speed Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.