Homemade Glue and Paste Recipes

Homemade Glue and Paste Recipes

Homemade Glue and Paste Recipes

Homemade Glue and Paste Recipes for preschoolers through second grade.


Mix equal parts of shaving cream with glue. You can add food coloring for color if you want. Use a craft stick to stir and to put on paper. The mixture will puff up when it dries.


Using clear Karo or otherwise known as corn syrup add a few tablespoons into plastic Dixie cups then add a few drops of food coloring have child paint with this then add glitter let dry for 24 hours this turns hard and glazed we used this idea to make a valentine. I used an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper drew a heart on it had the children paint it then laid an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of colored construction paper with a heart cut out to let the painted part show through.


A creative way to jazz up plain old white glue and make a new way to paint is to add kool-aid packets of various flavors( colors) into approximately 1/4 cup of glue. Mix thoroughly with paint brushes and amazing colors come through. This smells great and when it is dry it is glossy. A wonderful sensory activity.


To keep your glue bottles from clogging up take a cotton swab and put Vaseline on the inside of the cap and also a little on the outside of the tip. When you use your glue you won’t have to unclog the bottle.


Homemade Stickers: 1 Tbs. Jell-O (Any Flavor) 2 Tbs. BOILING water Mix water and Jell-O until dissolved. Paint to the back of pre-cut shapes of paper. When dry, children can lick and stick, and they taste good.


Activity: Glue

Materials

3/4 cup water

2 Tbs corn syrup

1 tsp. white vinegar

1/2 cup cornstarch

3/4 cup cold water

Mix water, syrup, and vinegar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Mix cornstarch and cold water in a separate bowl. Add the cornstarch mixture SLOWLY to the first mixture. Stir constantly. Remove from heat. Let stand overnight before using.


Activity: Thin Paste

Materials

1/4 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of non-self-rising wheat flour

1/2 t. alum

1 3/4 cups of water

1/4 t. of oil of cinnamon

saucepan

Procedure

1. mix sugar, flour, and alum in the saucepan

2. add 1 cup of the water and stir until smooth

3. boil over medium heat until clear—stir constantly

4. stir in remaining water and oil of cinnamon


Activity: Paper Paste

Materials

1/3 cup of non-self-rising wheat flour

2 T. sugar

1 cup of water

1/4 t. of oil of cinnamon

saucepan

Procedure

1. mix flour and sugar into the saucepan

2. add water and stir until smooth

3. stirring constantly, cook over low heat until clear

4. remove from heat and stir in oil of cinnamon


Activity: Thick Paste

Materials

1 cup of non-self-rising wheat flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup cold water

4 cups boiling water

1 T. alum

1/2 t oil of cinnamon

saucepan

Procedure

1. mix flour and sugar in a large saucepan

2. slowly stir in cold water to form a paste

3. Add boiling water

4. boil mixture under medium heat until thick and clear

5. remove from heat and stir in alum

6. add oil of cinnamon as a preservative


Homemade Glue and Paste Recipes

Homemade Glue and Paste Recipes for preschoolers through second grade.

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