The Three Rules
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Safety Considerations And Using Tools
- Cutting cardboard with utility knife
- Always use a cutting board, never cut directly on the tables or the floors.
- Make the first cut slowly, and just shallow enough to cut the first layer of paper. Make successive cuts in this groove until the shape is finally cut out.
- Glue Guns
- If hot glue gets on your skin, IMMEDIATELY rub it off and it will dry and cool instantly. Glue guns should be unplugged after each use. They don't take long to get hot again.
- Tools in the tool room UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION ONLY
- Power tools should only be used in the tool room, in the presence of a Staff person or adult and should be unplugged after each use.
- Tools removed from the tool room need to be returned when finished.
- If you see a minor operating a power tool, ask them to stop and get their parent or group leader to do it for them.
- Tape different kinds of tape, for different uses. . .
- Masking tape is cheaper, and is superior to duct tape in many ways. Masking tape should be used to hang paper signs. It should be used in papier mache╠ for the internal structure (armature) because it is usually strong enough, and it adheres to the mache╠ much better.
- Duct tape (the silver stuff) should be used for joints in the mache armature, where strength is needed. Wrapping your work in too much duct tape is not recommended, as it is redundant & wasteful.
- Colored (Gaffer╠s) tape is used to secure loose cables to the walls & floors. It is pretty, but the adhesive is designed to not leave unsightly marks on carpets when removed. Therefore, it's not as strong as duct tape. Use it sparingly, when a certain color is desired.
- Clear Packing tape. This is very strong when used as wrapping, and can be cut away easily. Good for short-term structure solutions, not for painting over, mache╠ing over or as a long-term solution.
- Everyone loves glitter and it makes a good piece of art into a great piece of art. A little goes a long way, especially if you follow these guidelines.
- Use Elmers glue where you want the glitter to go. Don't move the object too much, or use too much glue, or the glue will run, carrying the glitter with it. Use a large piece of paper or trash can lid (located in the Supplies area) to catch excess glitter as you pour it on your work. Use the Glitter Sieve if there is too much stuff in the garbage lid. Try to keep the different colors separate.
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