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Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse!

January 20th, 2014
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Friday, January 31,2014 is Chinese New Year.  This is The Year of the Horse.  Celebrations include:  reunion dinners; cleaning the house in order to make way for good fortune; lighting firecrackers; making, eating, and gifting fortune cookies; and giving away and receiving red envelopes filled with money.  It is a festive holiday celebrated around the world.

We thought we would share this video with you in honor of The Year of the Horse and making things new!  It’s a great DIY video with some helpful tips for you.  It shows a plastic horse being repaired using baking soda and super glue!  Baking soda and super glue together create a great substrate that bonds easily to plastic and can be molded and sanded once dry.  Check this out:

[Video Credit:  WickedMule89 via YouTube]

Here’s some more information about the upcoming Year of The Horse:

[Video Credit:  Arirang News via YouTube]

Wishing everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year and much good fortune to you and yours!

Holiday Shopping: Don’t Forget the Baking Soda and Super Glue!

October 29th, 2011
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[Photo Credits:  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and The Original Super Glue]

Early on this holiday season, do yourself a favor and pick up these two classic items at the store – Baking Soda and Super Glue.  Why?  Just do it.  Trust us. 

It’s an odd combination, we know.   But here’s why …. Each product has an amazing array of uses on its own.  Baking Soda is not only great for use as an ingredient in baking and cooking, but can be used for cleaning (clothes, carpets, toys), exfoliating (face, feet), freshening (refrigerators, odors) and has many other household uses as well.  Likewise, Super Glue is not only great for use in fixing broken things, but can be used for cosmetics (fingernail application, blisters, papercuts), sports (fly fishing, surfing), hobbies and crafts (RC planes, jewelry making, action figures, woodworking, holiday wreath/decoration making, etc.) along with many other household uses as well.  But what if you put these two symbols of strength, purity, and value together?

Artists and craftsmen have found that combining super glue and baking soda makes for amazing chemistry.  We’ve blogged before about guitarists who use baking soda and super glue to mold amazingly durable guitar pics to fingernails.  Craftsmen have also found the combination of super glue and baking soda makes for a great gap filler and building material.  Applying just a drop of super glue to a gap and then adding on some baking soda will fill in the crack and once dry can be sanded to look just like new.  Here are a couple of examples:

[Photo Credit:  Angelfire blog Jin Saotome]

Go to the Angelfire blog to see how he used super glue and baking soda to fill in gaps in this action figure. 

[Photo Credit:  Don’tEatThePaint blog]

Go to the Don’tEatThePaint blog to see how combining super glue and baking soda works for building up and creating a whole new ear on this horse.

There are many other examples of how super glue and baking soda make for a winning combination.  We think you’ll be very happy to have both on hand throughout the holiday season for their individual purposes as well as for the amazing things that can be done when they’re mixed together!!  We can’t think of two better, cheaper products that have such a multitude of uses and also have the potential for helping make your holiday season happy and productive!

Send us your story on how you use super glue and baking soda together as a team and you may win free super glue samples!