How to Make Elmer's Glue Spray

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How to Make Elmer's Glue Spray
Making useful glue spray with Elmer's Glue-All is easy. (bottle of glue on black marble image by phizics from

Homemade glue spray made from ordinary school glue such as Elmer's Glue-All has a variety of uses including craft and building projects. It is also useful in building model cars and planes. Elmer's glue spray is extremely easy and inexpensive to make. Anywhere where a mild adhesive is needed, this glue spray glue will do the trick. Because Elmer's is water-soluble, cleanup is also quick and easy.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Spray bottle
  • Elmer's Glue-All
  • Water
  • Dish soap

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  1. 1

    Combine equal parts glue and water in the spray bottle. Shake until they are completely combined.

  2. 2

    Add 2 to 5 drops of dish soap to the glue mixture.

  3. 3

    Swirl the mixture gently with the tube from the head of the bottle until the dish soap has been thoroughly mixed in.

Tips and warnings

  • Remove the sprayer from the spray bottle after each use and flush it out with warm water. Cover the bottle with cling film and a rubber band to keep the glue from drying out. This will ensure that the nozzle does not get clogged.
  • If you find that the nozzle gets clogged while you are using the glue spray, add a few more drops of dish soap.
  • When in a pinch, you can use this spray as hair glue.
  • Do not point spray bottle towards face.
  • Supervise small children.

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