My Mum would make this Homemade Glue for my Brother and I growing up…I’m happy to now share it with all our Fellow Fun Mums too! It will save you money on buying glue and you will know it’s completely safe for your children to use too.
- 1 cup Cornflour or Cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of Salt
- 4 cups of Hot Water
Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and mix well with a whisk (there should be no lumps). Turn the stovetop onto a high heat and bring the mixture to the boil. You will notice the mixture will start to thicken and turn translucent within minutes of boiling. Once the mixture is translucent you may take it off the heat to cool.
Once it’s cooled down enough to touch you can use it on your projects. It does make aprox 4 cups of glue which is great if you’re doing a large paper mache project.
The glue can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 months. It will turn to a solid Jelly once refrigerated – just remove the amount you need and add some Hot Water from the kettle until it resembles the thickness you need. *as pictured below.
Here are some photos of my kids using the glue to paste some fabric off-cuts and pictures cut from a Toy Brochure. You will notice we had some in a tub with a paintbrush for my 5yo and we used our DIY Sponge Pad for my 19 month old.
The glue dries clear. It won’t go mouldy either – as long as it’s fully dried.
We hope you enjoy this Homemade Recipe as much as we do. You might also like some of our other popular Homemade DIY recipes – Homemade Modeling Clay, No Cook Playdough, Cloud Dough, DIY Bath Paints, Foam Paints, Chalk Paint or Homemade Finger Paints.