How to Make Glue
Commercial glue can be expensive, especially if you're working on a large project or with a large group of kids. You can make glue in many different ways, but this method is easy. Follow these steps to make homemade glue.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring cup
- Skim milk
- Measuring spoons
- Rubber band
- Paper towels
- Baking soda
Put one cup of skim milk in a small bowl and add four tablespoons of vinegar. Stir and let sit for two minutes. Notice the vinegar makes the milk protein form curds.
Strain the whey, or liquid, from the curds. Place a paper towel over a large cup or glass and attach it with a rubber band. Make a dip in the middle by pushing down. Pour the mixture into the cup. The curds will remain on top.
Scoop curds and place them on a paper towel. Press them from the top with another paper towel to remove all the liquid.
Place the curds in a small bowl. Add two teaspoons of baking soda and four teaspoons of water. Listen to the bubbles as the vinegar reacts with the baking soda to produce carbon dioxide. If the mixture is too thick, add some water.
- Another easy glue recipe uses flour and alum, but you will probably need to go to the store for the alum.
- Don't eat it. Although nontoxic, it could make you nauseous.