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  • Make your Own Glue

    Making glue is as simple as boiling water. Mix this recipe up ahead of time to have a strong glue on hand that works wonderfully in any arts and crafts project.
    Glue is relatively simple to make at home and stores well in any tightly covered container, such as a mason jar.

    Combine the following in a small saucepan & bring to a rolling boil:

    3/4 cup water
    2 tablespoons corn syrup
    1 teaspoons white vinegar

    Blend the following in a small bowl:

    1/2 cup cornstarch
    3/4 cup cold water

    Add the cornstarch mix slowly to first mix. Stir constantly. Remove from heat, Cool, transfer to Covered Container and it Let stand overnight before using to cure.

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    Comments 13 Comments
    1. freebygrace85's Avatar
      freebygrace85 -
      Looks so easy! Cannot wait to make this!!
    1. MaryHZimmer's Avatar
      MaryHZimmer -
      making my own glue sounds good. I'm going to make some
    1. Devildog's Avatar
      Devildog -
      Wow this does look easy. Thanks for the info.
    1. lovemaui's Avatar
      lovemaui -
      So wondering if the mixture would be put into a covered container when cooled or just cover it lightly to "cure and set" overnight. Please let me know because I want to make soon please. Thank you!!!!
      Love your website it is awesome!!
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by lovemaui View Post
      So wondering if the mixture would be put into a covered container when cooled or just cover it lightly to "cure and set" overnight. Please let me know because I want to make soon please. Thank you!!!!
      Love your website it is awesome!!
      Updated the directions to include:

      Remove from heat, Cool, transfer to Covered Container and it Let stand overnight before using to cure.
    1. Consuela's Avatar
      Consuela -
      I think my nieces and nephews will like this idea -- they go thru a lot of glue with all their crafts. I posted this to Facebook for them. Thanks for this inexpensive idea!
    1. tboyandgirl's Avatar
      tboyandgirl -
      this was fun to make, the kids really enjoyed helping!
    1. KatLeo's Avatar
      KatLeo -
      hmmm good to know... I just bought glue for the 1st time in many years and didnt need the whole bottle thanks for the tip
    1. Da1031ELF's Avatar
      Da1031ELF -
      Oh Goodie. Now I can make... uhhhhh ... what WAS that I was looking at??!? Must-Check-History ;>
    1. tcmcsmom's Avatar
      tcmcsmom -
      Now I do not have to use my son's glue supply for my "seedling pots" that I learn on here to make.
    1. Marysewfun's Avatar
      Marysewfun -
      I like this idea, t sounds easy and effective. Will try it.
    1. candylady's Avatar
      candylady -
      Can't wait to make this! Now I won't run out of glue.
    1. TSlu1's Avatar
      TSlu1 -
      Has anyone used this technique? I would love to try this, but I want to make sure it's as stout as Elmer's or other craft glues.
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