Friday, July 27, 2012

Make your own Glue!

Here's one amazing idea I saw on Pinterest! As a preschool teacher, we go through glue like it's money! This is a great alternative to buying multiple bottles of glue! Just buy the ingredients and triple or quadruple the amounts to make a classroom size quantity to use when refilling your glue!

Ingredients to use:

♥ Flour
♥ Sugar
♥ Water
♥ White vinegar
Combine flour and sugar in a saucepan (3:1 ratio). Add cold water to make a paste and beat out any lumps. Then stir constantly over a medium heat until the mixture thickens. Add one teaspoon of vinegar. Allow to cool before using. Store in an air-tight container. This glue will keep in a fridge for a couple of weeks or so. See the original blog post here.

Disclaimer: The glue recipe is great, perfect for papier mache, collage and the like. It's brilliant for kids of all ages to use either from a bottle or with a paint brush. However, it will take longer to dry than regular glue/paste. It's not mod podge though and really can't be compared to any commercial mod podge product. This glue however is very inexpensive to make and is completely natural! Yay!


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