If you’ve ever worked with hot glue, you know how much it smarts when it gets on your skin. You can’t even pull it off until it cools. Here’s a tick to help with both of those problems.
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It’s no fun staring at your hand in pain as hot glue slowly dries on your scalding skin. You can try to wipe it off, but that will just spread the burning around. That’s why Jordan Bunker at Make suggests you keep a bowl of cold water nearby whenever you have to do a lot of hot gluing. As soon as you get burnt (and you will), stick your hand in the water and the glue will cool off almost instantly. This will minimise the burn (which means less pain for you), and you can pull the glue off right then and there. This is especially helpful for when kids are using hot glue too. You can find some more hot glue tips at the link below.