have you ever been stuck without glue sticks?
this will show you how to make tree sap glue sticks!
Step 1: Things You Need
- a pine tree (i used an austrian pine)
- a glue stick(to push stuff out of a length of pipe)
- a piece of pipe (about as big as the glue stick)
- a glue gun
- OPTIONAL: gloves
Step 2: Get Some Tree Sap!
find a tree that has some sap coming off of it and just grab a chunk (make sure to leave enough for the tree to heal)
the tree that i got my sap from had holes from a wood pecker and was just covered in sap
Step 3: Heat It Up and Squish It in to the Pipe
using hot water or a microwave heat it up until it is plyable and squish it into the pipe
Step 4: Cool It Down!
using water or a freezer cool the pipe with the sap in it for a few minutes
Step 5: Push It Out
using the glue stick push the sap out of the pipe
Step 6: Use It!
put it in your glue gun and use it!
NOTE: depending on how hard the sap is you may have to push it with a regular glue stick
Runner Up in the
Hot Glue Challenge