Non Toxic Wood Glue Question

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Hanna Toth asked 2 months ago

Hi

What non toxic glue would you recommend for wooden baby rattle toys?

Thank you

Hanna

1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 2 months ago

Thank you for the question. For kids, you can never be too safe. If you really want something natural, with minimal chances of exposure, then hot hide glue is your choice.

However, there is a lot to learn with hide glue, and it might be more than you are interested in learning for a couple kids toys.

A synthetic recommendation would be Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue, which is rated for food contact. My only caution is that there have been no tests that I know about where a kid has eaten some of it.

If you are using a small amount, and your glue joints are good, the odds of any exposure are low.

Do your research, and make sure you are making the best decision for your recipient of the toy.

Kids are awesome, and I hope their little faces light up when you hand over that new toy.

BTW, if you are really into toy making, and you want to be able to say you have a perfectly edible glue, then you should take the time to learn about hide glue.

Once you have the process down, and you buy a nice glue pot, it’s actually pretty easy. It’s just more time up front to get the glue ready than simply squeezing a bottle.

Happy building.

See Also: 16 Awesome Reasons to Use Titebond Wood Glue

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