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Vegan craft glues

December 30, 2009


January 20th update:

If you’re in Vancouver, Grand Prix Hobbies on West Broadway sells both Weldbond and Elmer’s products.  Check ’em out here.


In the midst of a frenzy of craftiness a few days before Christmas, I decided to make hand-made gift card wallets (check out Hambly Screen Prints for a great tutorial). My enthusiasm was briefly thwarted when I realized I needed to find a vegan glue and I didn’t know where to start.

Elmer's Glue-All all purpose glue

Elmer's Glue-All all purpose glue

When it comes to glues of any sort, is safe to assume none of them are vegan and then work from there. Thankfully, with a little bit of research I discovered two widely available commercial brands: Elmer’s and Weldbond.

Elemer’s FAQ indicates that it neither uses animals nor animal products in the making of their glues. That white glue you used to take to school as a kid? Yep, it is indeed vegan. Elmer’s offers a wide variety of synthetic-based glues, including spray glues, glue sticks, tacky glue, rubber cement and many other specialty products.

I just about swooned when I saw there was spray glue. Oh the possibilities!

Weldbond is offered for sale by VeganEssentials, but it can also be purchased at a number of easily accessible hardware stores in Canada and the US (check out their where to buy page here). A bit more clearly than Elmer’s FAQ, Weldbond’s FAQ states their glue “…is not tested on animals and does not contain any animal by-products.  This product is Vegan Friendly.”

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  1. March 20, 2016 4:45 pm

    I feel uneasy using elmers as the logo is a bull? I hope they really are vegan friendly. Thanks for the info. Im trying to hunt down vegan peel off glues.

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