File puptcrit/puptcrit.0608, message 77

Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 15:30:56 EDT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Summer Glue Stick Report

Discovering that a foam puppet put together with a low temp glue gun would  
hold together locked in a car during the Phoenix summer was accidental.  I  am 
wondering if our low humidity has anything to do with it.  Anybody in a  high 
humidity area willing to do a test?  I marked each test piece with the  date 
and the type of glue stick used.  The glue gun was a low temp mini  cheapy from 
I have used low temp hot glue for years to attach fake fur, yarn, etc. to  
papier mache with excellent results.  We only have a couple of soft  foam 
puppets in our shows put together this way but they have held together  through many 
performances and heat and cold.  It certainly won't hold  velcro to wood and 
any little wooden props put together with hot glue will just  fall apart.  
In a message dated 8/12/2006 4:57:14 PM US Mountain Standard Time, writes:

Thanks for doing this project. The information that you are  providing  
is very helpful. Glue is what holds my critters  together.
I think the dash test is going to be interesting.

I  am always amused when I have to drive around with puppet parts  
and  puppets in the car. One year coming back from a SciFi convention  
we  had to sit and belt two of the human-sized puppets in the Van.  
They  were based on the Gentleman from Buffy (We did a sketch called  
'Two  Gentlemen of Verona") I think we may have almost caused a couple  
of  accidents along the way as peoples heads snapped to to see if they   
really did see what they though they saw.

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