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Homemade Glues and Paste Recipes

Homemade glues and paste recipes

Homemade Glues and Paste Recipes

Glue is extremely easy to make and it only costs pennies on the dollar over purchasing it in the store. Try one of several homemade glues and paste recipes listed.



3/4-cup water
1 T. corn syrup
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/2-cup cornstarch
3/4-cup cold water


Mix water, syrup and vinegar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Mix cornstarch and cold water in a separate bowl. Add the cornstarch mixture SLOWLY to the first mixture. Stir constantly. Remove from heat. It’s best to let mixture stand overnight before using.

Homemade Paste…
1/2 cup flour

Cold water

Add cold water to 1/2 cup flour until a thick cream forms. Simmer on stove for 5 minutes. Takes longer than regular glue to dry.

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White glue

1. Remove the felt tip out of marker with tweezers.
2. Add felt to any amount of glue desired.
3. Let sit overnight.

Thin Paste …


1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of non-self-rising wheat flour
1/2 t. alum
1 3/4 cups of water
1/4 t. of oil of cinnamon

Mix sugar, flour, and alum in the saucepan add one cup of water and stir until you have a smooth mixture.
Bring to a boil over medium heat until the mixture turns clear–stirring constantly. Stir in remaining water and oil of cinnamon, remove from burner. Store in tightly sealed container. Alum should not be ingested so watch children closely.

Paper Paste…


1/3 cup of non-self-rising wheat flour
2 T. sugar
1 cup of water
1/4 t. of oil of cinnamon

Mix flour and sugar in a saucepan, add water and stir until smooth. Cook over low heat until clear, stirring constantly. Remove from heat add stir in oil of cinnamon.

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