If you run out of white glue right in the middle of a project, make your own. This is a guide about homemade white glue.
Here is also another tip:"Fevicol" is the same as PVA glue... it's just one brand of it which is famous in few countries, I think, so people started just calling it by the brand name instead of the real name (like "Kleenex" instead of tissue, or "Vaseline" instead of petroleum jelly, etc).
PVA glue is a permanent "white glue." In the art world, it's usually known as PVA glue (especially some of the "better" brands).
Permanent white glues come in various formulations though--thin to thick/tacky, very strong and water-resistant to less so, ones that dry "dimensional" or domed, packaged as "decoupage mediums," cheap to more expensive, and even in yellow when made into "wood glue," etc.
Fevicol is a PVA glue which means polyvinyl acetate. Even I watch art attack and I had the same question using fevicol gives the exact same effect.
Sometimes you have to remember that life is more than just running out to the store for everything. And spending time with your children to make things is time well spent. While I know it may be less money to go to Walmart to purchase this, I like to spend quality time with my children and now my grandchildren. Thank you so much for this recipe.
What some consider a waste of time may be relaxing for others; it is an individual's choice how they decide to spend their time.
Can I use regular milk?
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.
If it's glue for paper you need, gooey old rice is great.
My father used the white of an egg for ceramics and flour mixed with water for paper.
Carol in PA
These looks like some good ones.
What part Elmer's to water do I use to make white glue? 1or 2 water and 1 to 3 Elmer's glue?
Elmers is a white glue unless something happened lately?
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!
Thanks Webby, that's the easiest recipe I've seen yet. I'll try it.
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)