No artist or DIY tool box is complete without good glue. But with so many different types of the sticky stuff on the market, how do you pick the best one for your particular needs? Hot glue, which must be melted before being applied and then cooled for bonding, works great with plastic, fabric, styrofoam and ceramics. Water-based PVA is traditional white, multi-purpose glue, and it’s an effective adhesive for crafting, household repairs and book-binding and can be used with wood. Superglues provide more fastening power and are strong enough for bonding metal and glass, while fast-drying Modge Podge combines glue, sealing and finishing functions with extra durability.