Two Easy Homemade Glue Recipes
March 9, 2013 in DIY Art Projects
You’re in a sticky situation. You need glue, but don’t want to run to the store to get it. That means you need a fast and easy solution. In this post, you’ll discover two easy homemade glue recipes that take little time or effort to make. In addition, they are all-natural and fun to do with your kids.
Making natural glue isn’t rocket science. It’s must easier than you may think, and you can probably make it with items that are in your pantry right now. Since the glue you buy in the grocery is already inexpensive, the chances are you’re not going to save much money by making your own. Still, it’s a fun and educational project. And when you’re in a pinch, it’s a fast way to make something sure and sticky.
Corn Syrup Homemade Glue Recipe
There’s something really sweet about this recipe. It’s made with four ingredients, one of which is corn syrup. I’ve made this one and it works very well for kid’s art projects and crafts. Open up your cupboard, and find the following ingredients:
- 2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
- 1 1/2 Cups Water
Mix 3/4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of corn syrup, and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a sauce pan. Bring it to a rolling boil. In a separate bowl, you’ll mix the remaining water (3/4 cup) with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Slowly add this to the hot mixture. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to boil again. Then, remove from heat.
After it cools, pour the mixture into a plastic container. If you’d like, add food coloring for creative variety. Let your kids choose! Before using your glue, let it stand overnight.
Flour Paste Homemade Glue Recipe
The easiest way to make homemade glue is with a flour paste recipe. It’s just flour and water. That’s it! Simply blend flour with water until it looks like pancake batter. Stir the pre-glue paste until it’s smooth and without clumps.
Finally, pour your mixture into a saucepan and stir over medium heat until it reaches a slow boil. At this point, take it off the burner. After it cools, you can add wintergreen extract, peppermint extract, or another scent for smell. Make sure to store this glue in the refrigerator when you’re not using it.