5. Keep a bowl of ice water at hand while you work. If you get glue on your finger or touch the metal tip of the glue gun, immediately dunk your hand in the ice water. This will prevent most burns.
6. Children under 6 are too young to use a hot glue gun safely. All children should be supervised while they are learning to use the glue gun safely.
The glue sets very quickly - within a few seconds.
Try to glue just one joint at a time, so you have time to get the piece in the right place before the glue sets.
Don't use a bigger blob than you need, but don't use too little either or the joint won't hold.
Use a plastic knife to wipe off extra glue before it sets. If the glue has already set, the hot tip of the glue gun will melt it again.