Monday, January 21, 2013

How To Make Homemade School Glue

It seems like every time I buy school glue it is gone in a matter of weeks. Then I wait forever before I buy more. This time when one of the children asked me for some glue I decided to make us some instead of going out and buying some. I think I will be doing this from now on. If really sames money and the kids like using the glue just as well. Maybe even more!

School Glue Recipe:

1 c. flour
1 1/2 cup water
1/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp. vinegar

Mix the concoction together in a small sauce pan or double your recipe and use a little bit larger one. Warm the mixture on a low temperature until it begins to thicken and then pour it into your containers. I ended up making a lot of glue. I wanted to have some in several different containers. I taught the little kids how to use their glue as paste by using a pop cycle stick to apply the glue. Store your glue in the refrigerator. It will last a very long time, over 6 months.

Ideas for variations:
  • colored glue with food coloring or natural colors
  • add glitter
Container ideas:
  • old vitamin bottles
  • old glue bottles
  • old baby food jars
  • mason jars
I hope you get to try this. Its really fun. One of the kids helped me make a batch up. Have you ever tried this?

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