So after school yesterday I spent about an hour in Home Depot reading the back of every bottle in the caulking and adhesive section. I know so many of you said to use screws, but I just didn't feel that was an option for me. Limited budget, limited ability, and limited use to power tools! Plus, I'm having students do this during classtime & pulling kids out from other classes to work on it. Using a powerdrill in my room would not be a good thing! My first thought was Liquid Nails. They use that stuff all the times in the schools here in MNPS to stick things up!! However, after reading the back...it said something about keeping out of temps below 40 degrees. I want this outside through the winter....so that is just not an option. I ended up going with DAP Dynaflex 230. It is an indoor/outdoor sealant/adhesive/caulk. It is waterproof & paintable(so I can touch up if the kids get a little too much on the caps). I'll let ya know how it goes long term. Right now though...it seems to be stickin' them one pretty good!!! Oh...on a side note...be careful what Home Depot person you talk to about your crazy art projects!!!! The dude last night looked at me as if I had three heads...threw up his hands and said "I have no idea what would work for your artsy thing".
I had two teacher kids(and also amazing artists) come in this morning and give it a try! They enjoyed it & handled the adhesive well! So exciting to see it start to come to life!!