How to Make Glue at Home

DIY & How To

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Want to learn how to make glue at home? It is not hard, and the process is super interesting to watch. Follow this tutorial with step by step instructions and you will soon have your very own homemade glue. I especially like to use this paste for large projects when I do not want to buy a ton of glue. Much cheaper and cool idea.

Here is the DIY Glue Recipe

Step 1:

If you’ve got a big paper pasting project going on (large group collage project, science fair display poster, etc) it is much easier and cheaper to cook this up rather than use white glue or rubber cement.

1/3 cup wheat flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup water
1/2 tsp alum powder (optional preservative — not necessary if the glue is for immediate use)


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Mix flour and sugar. Gradually add water while stirring vigorously to prevent lumps.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, till the paste is clear. Remove from heat and stir in the optional alum.

Spread over paper or cardboard with a paintbrush. Press and smooth paper to be glued before the paste dries.

Store in a covered glass jar. This will keep for several weeks without refrigeration.

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