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.
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…|
|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.
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