Make your own Glue!

As an artist I am trying to be eco-friendly in all aspects of my work. Lately, I have been using a great deal of glue to make some of my work. I thought a few days ago, instead of buying the glue, why not make it myself? It is actually not that difficult!

The easiest glue to make is from Flour and Water. That is it. Just flour and water. This works well for paper and other light weight items. Start off with a bowl with a cup of flour. Drizzle water into the bowl while you stir the flour. You are looking for a PASTE, that is not too watery, not to dry.

There are some other ways to make glue.

For Glass:

(from make-stuff.com)

Waterproof Glass Glue

* 2 tbsp cold water
* 2 packets unflavored gelatin (1/2 oz.)
* 3 tbsp skim milk
* Oil of cloves (optional preservative)

Dissolve gelatin in cold water in a bowl. Bring milk to a boil and then stir into softened gelatin. Add a few drops of oil of cloves if glue is to be kept for more than a day. To Use: While the glue is still warm, brush a thin layer on the objects to be glued. Store in an air-tight container. This glue will also gel when cooled, soften to use by placing the jar in warm water. Good for adhering glass to glass, can be used for adhering glass to other objects when in it’s gelled state.

You can also make glue from Milk!

Check out this cute illustrated instruction manual from http://summerpierre.wordpress.com/

Any other DIY and non-toxic glue recipes out there?

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