Fifty Dangerous Things 2

Supergluing our fingers together.

Sidney wasn’t too excited about this one, she was sure she’d have to figure out how to play her DS with some kind of glued claw instead of fingers. I just cleared off the table after dinner, said it was time to glue, and she mentally prepared herself. Of course then she accidentally stuck four of her fingers together instead of two, and suddenly the claw was a reality.


Before she realized her hand was covered with glue. See those drops of glue on the side of her finger?  A second later that’s all stuck together.


The glue comes apart after a while, we used nail polish remover, which contains acetone, and after soaking it for a few minutes it comes off. It does leave behind a little skin if you tug on it too early.


Needless to say, once she showed Wyatt she couldn’t get her fingers apart, there was no way he was going to try.  I should have glued us all at once.

A short interview with Sidney. We all get excited at the very end because we think we hear some hail, and one of our dangerous things is to run around in a hailstorm. No such luck, it was just hard rain.

Buy the book Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) and do something dangerous.


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  1. #1 by Jessica on April 14, 2010 - 8:25 am

    How do you get superglued fingers apart? Do you just wait for it to wear off?

  2. #2 by Jamie on April 14, 2010 - 8:26 am

    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. You just tear them apart? Some solvent from household cleaning products?

  3. #3 by Jeremy on April 14, 2010 - 8:32 am

    Ooops, I’ve updated the post to make it clear we just didn’t tear our fingers apart making a bloody mess. Fingernail polish remover makes it dissolve, it take about five minutes.

  4. #4 by Mom on April 14, 2010 - 9:36 am

    I have been thinking about this project and have come to realize that this could give your children self confidence and pique their curiosity. Please just don’t involve your children in anything too dangerous.

  5. #5 by Jeremy on April 14, 2010 - 11:08 am

    Yep, that’s the whole idea. After we do the dangerous things we’ve been talking about them on the way to school. We’ve only done three, but it’s been a blast so far.

  6. #6 by Gever on April 14, 2010 - 7:22 pm

    Great pictures! What we want to know is “How long did everyone last before nail-polish remover was applied?”

  7. #7 by Jeremy on April 14, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Hi Gever, thanks for stopping by. We actually only waited about five minutes. I suggested Sidney take her bath for the night with her fingers stuck together just to see how it felt, but she was worried about accidentally ripping things apart.

  8. #8 by Bernadette on April 16, 2010 - 11:59 am

    We’ve done a few of the dangerous things but haven’t yet tried super glueing. We do however enjoy sewing fingers together. A small element of danger.

    We did enjoy breaking glass last week with a couple of boys. The neighbors were concerned but that was okay with us.

  9. #9 by Jeremy on April 16, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    Wow. Sewing fingers together is one I’m pretty sure I could never get my daughter to agree to do.

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