Glue Dots are an ingenious alternative to tape, glue, glue sticks and double sided tape. They can be used for crafting, minor repairs, making greeting cards and origami. The dots are about the size of a dime and are peeled off of a backing strip and placed there needed. There's no "dry time" needed and unlike glue, there's no set up time required before you and press items together. They are great for kids to use if they like making things but younger kids might get frustrated peeling the dots off the sheet and placing them on to something else without the edges rolling over or the dot becoming stuck to itself. Once they get the hang of using these they will love being able to make paper flowers or books without having to wait for glue or glue sticks to dry. Another perk is that these do not leave any type of bump or show-mark on paper so if you are worried that you are going to see a circle show through the paper, that isn't a problem. The downside is that you can't use these if you are putting glitter on something. For that you are going to need to use a liquid glue. You can get the Glue Dot Dispenser so you can avoid peeling them off the backing sheet but I really didn't like the feel of it when I was using it. The shape of it was odd and you couldn't see exactly where the dot was going to end up on the paper you were working with. There are limitations to what the dots can hold, for construction paper, card stock and poster board it does a good job of allowing you to attach small to medium size pieces but heavier things like cardboard are going to need multiple dots or an industrial double sided tape.