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How do you make homemade glue?
Tina from California
1 quart skim milk
3/4 Tbsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
10 oz. 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 in a clean bowl. Dissolve baking soda in water. Pour over curds and stir until a white paste forms. Place in re sealable containers.
How do I make white glue?
By Pamela from Victoria, TX
If you are thinking of PVC glue, like the white carpenter's glue, forget it. It would cost you twenty times as much to make it, than to buy it at Home Depot.
If you just want a cheap household glue for fun and crafts, that don't have to go out into the weather for many years, then simply mix a bit of flour and water to a thick and smooth paste. For rigid, porous organics like wood, paper, cloth, etc. that makes a very strong and lasting glue.
You can make just a spoon full whenever you need some craft glue.
Keep in mind that home-made white glue is NOT weather-proof!
What part Elmer's to water do I use to make white glue? 1or 2 water and 1 to 3 Elmer's glue?
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If its paper you're wanting to glue, use a paste made from flour and water. You'll get a white glue similar to the white glue that comes in a squeeze bottle.
By Carol Swanson from Wyoming, PA
For paper glue i have always used egg white when I have run out of PVA glue. An art project I helped my niece do for school recently was to make a picture of a face from cut out pieces of a magazine - she had no glue so we cracked open an egg and used the white. It's a perfect paper glue.
Monique x (04/04/2006)