hot glue comes in sticks, which you put in an electric glue gun, where it is heated. You then dab it on whatever you want to glue. I haven't used it much, but know it gets very hot, so be careful when handling it. Lots of colours are available as well as clear glue. Seems to work with most materials.
I hope, someone else can tell you more from first hand experience.
as Sabine explained: you need a gun to glue :
http://chn-industry.en.alibaba.com/prod … e_Gun.html
You might try shops like B&Q or check ebay.
It is easy to handle, but be careful!
I personally find them messy. The glue wants to "string" when you pull away from whatever it is you are gluing. I've used a variety of different glue sticks and all of them do the same thing. They work well for items that do not require tiny detail. I don't know that I would try them on a bear itself....accessories perhaps.
But, I'm messy anyway...
Ooo thanks everyone for the help on Hot Glue, I found a pattern to make a prim snowman head thing that you hang on your doors or wherever, i want to make one for my friend in the USA who loves prim stuff, but it says you need Hot Glue to glue the snowmans hat onto his head (his head will be made out of muslin and the hat out of wool) I was wondering if any craft glue would be strong enough super glue maybe. or i could sew it on i suppose but glue would be easier.. i don't want to get burn or end up with a gooey mess :/
I seriously think it would be easier to BUY gifts this year instead of trying to make them all
I love Magnatac and Fabrictac for doing crafts like snowmen and such. It takes longer to dry, but ithey are strong and hold fabric parts together quite well. I use clamps and clothes pins to hold pieces together while they dry. I also really like E6000 and Goop which are VERY strong tacky glues. Work in a well ventilated area.
I've got a nasty scar on my hand from a hot glue burn that I got while making wings for an angel. A wee bit of glue landed on the top of my right hand and took a couple of layers of skin with it when it was removed. VERY painful, and a messy scar. There are low temperature hot glue guns if you need a 'fast fix.' I would recommend that over the regular temp ones. I also don't find that hot glue holds up over time nearly as well as the above mentioned glues.
Oh Pipa & Gaby...I didn't really think Pipa was asking about using hot glue ON a bear...however, many of us use glue for other aspects of bearmaking such as securing cording to glass eyes and whatnot...that's all I meant. I couldn't imagine trying to do that sort of detail work. I'd burn myself and make a general mess if I even attempted. :crackup: :crackup: