Making your own homemade kids craft glue

Glue is one of the staples of crafting 🙂 (excuse the pun!). So here is a recipe to make your own homemade kids craft glue. Very simple, easy and using ingredients you can find in your cupboard.

 

Homemade Glue

Here are the recipe ingredients:  
Makes 7 5/8 ounces
3/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon white vinegar
2 tablespoons corn starch
3/4 cups cold water

1.  Heat 3/4 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of corn syrup…
…until boiling.
2.  Meanwhile, mix the other 3/4 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of corn starch together in a separate bowl until well-mixed.
3.  Slowly add the corn starch mixture to the corn syrup/vinegar mixture.  Stir continuously until boiling.  Once it starts boiling, stir for exactly 1 more minute.
4.  Remove from heat and cool.
Immediately after removing from the heat, it will be a pretty thin liquid…
…but after sitting for 10 minutes, it will thicken up.
5.  Use a funnel to pour into an empty container.  I used an old glue bottle that I rinsed and reused.  Let it sit overnight before using.
This is what it looks like…slightly clearer than normal Elmer’s glue.  And it seems to really work well!

I really like this idea, you can make a couple of bottles of this (reusing storage bottles you already have) and keep in your craft cupboard ready.

Take a look at this website for more great ideas.