DIY Homemade Glue Recipes

DIY Homemade Glue Recipes

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Children love glue so why not make homemade glue and save yourself a ton of money?  When I was teaching preschool we’d go through gallons of the stuff! When the glue would come out the kids would flock to the project! So funny but very true! My own kids love the glue but the other day when my daughter asked to glue her paper together and we were out of glue I decided it was time to pull out my old homemade glue recipes from my teaching days and get busy! The bonus is that the glue is natural and Eco-friendly – it won’t harm the kids or the environment! Who doesn’t love a DIY project that is budget friendly, safe and Eco-friendly?

DIY Homemade Glue Recipe #1Make your own glue #DIY #Green

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
  • Natural food dye/colors

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Stir together gently until mixture thickens.
  • Remove from heat to cool.
  • Store in an air tight container and the glue will keep for approximately 7 days.

DIY Homemade Glue Recipe #2 (A better all-purpose glue, not just for crafts)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¾ cup water x 2

Instructions:

  • Place ¾ cups water, corn syrup and vinegar in a pot. Bring to a boil. In a separate bowl mix the cornstarch with ¾ cup cold water and mix well.
  • Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling mixture.
  • Stir until thickened.
  • Remove from heat to cool completely.
  • Store in an air tight container and the glue will keep for approximately 7 days.
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