How to make sticky glue with corn flour

Written by mary ylisela | 13/05/2017
How to make sticky glue with corn flour
Homemade corn flour glue makes an inexpensive substitute for school and craft glue. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Craft glue is frequently needed for craft projects. Although you can stock up on commercial glue for future projects, a homemade glue works just as effectively and saves money. Sticky glue made from corn flour is inexpensive and simple to make. Corn flour is a thickening agent used in cooking that makes a thick, sticky homemade glue.

Things you need

  • Bowl

  • 94 g (3/4 cup) corn flour

  • Wooden spoon

  • Cooking pot

  • 1 tbsp white vinegar

  • Plastic container

How to make sticky glue with corn flour
Stir the paste with a wooden spoon. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Pour 94 g (3/4 cup) corn flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in 237 ml (1 cup) cold water to make a thick paste. Set the bowl aside.

Bring 1 litre (1 quart) water to a boil in a cooking pot. Spoon the corn flour paste into the boiling water then continue to boil the solution, stirring constantly, for one more minute. Remove the mixture from heat.

Stir in 1 tbsp white vinegar to prevent the homemade glue from become mouldy in the container. Allow the glue mixture to cool completely.

Pour the corn flour glue mixture into a plastic container with a lid and store it at room temperature.

Tips

  • Glue made with corn flour can be used for any paper crafts and, when thinned with water to a soup-like consistency, can be used for papier mache.

Tips and Warnings

  • Glue made with corn flour can be used for any paper crafts and, when thinned with water to a soup-like consistency, can be used for papier mache.

Things you need

  • Bowl
  • 94 g (3/4 cup) corn flour
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cooking pot
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • Plastic container

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