I'm a huge fan of Elmer's School Glue. IN THE BOTTLE. I purchased these thinking they would be easy to use and just as awesome and reliable as the glue in the bottle. WRONG. While they are tiny and easy to use, especially for little hands, the DOWNSIDE and PROBLEM is that the glue seems to disintegrate very quickly. So whatever projects we have worked on look great the first couple of days. Then little by little, the items start lifting and ultimately falling off whatever they've been glued to. So much for our awesome art projects and Teacher Appreciation Posters (HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT). I LOVE that you don't see any "drops" of glue like you do with the liquid, but I MUCH PREFER the liquid if the GLUE STICKS DON'T REALLY WORK. Elmer's: do more research and make these things better. You've worked too hard for your reputation to make a less-than-steller product like this.