Almost Elmer’s Glue

Here is a wonderfully easy recipe for homemade glue that is very similar to your favorite school glue.

1 quart skim milk
3/4 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon white vinegar
10 ounces water

Place milk and vinegar in a double boiler. Cook on low heat and stir as curds form. Drain off liquid. Wash remaining mass with water until the vinegar smell is gone. Put into a clean bowl. Dissolve baking soda in water. Pour over curds and stir until a white paste forms. Seal in suitable containers.

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.


  1. i’m so happy to find this recipe for glue! i can’t believe the amount of white glue i go through. this will be a great savings and it will also save me from last minute runs to the store because i’ve run out of glue again!

    thanks so much!

  2. Just what I need – go through so much Elmer’s and Mod Podge glues….I can hear the coins dropping in my Piggy bank…..Thanks!

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