I have the kick stand on my glue gun and I set it on a lid from the large tub of margarine and the glue drips pop off fairly easy and if it does develop a hole (from setting the glue gun down wrong) just grab another lid.
My glue gun's got a kickstand as well, but it only works if you get the cord oriented just right... the cord's stiff enough to turn the gun over if there's even a slight twist to it. So I like your idea!
Ahahaha i feel you on the last quote. As for my one year old finds it on the floor and trys to eat it and im trying to steel it away from him lol. And i still have the stand on mine but never use it cause its allways in the way when it comes to tight spots on my builds. I get tired of messing with it. Your idea works great. Its a nice easy holder and glue catcher at the same time