~~Homemade Colored Glue~~
Take the felt tip out of dried out markers
with tweezers, drop them in some white glue and let set overnight.
Result: magnificent colored glue!
1/3 cup flour
2 tblsp. sugar
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. Oil of Cinnamon (optional)
Mix flour and sugar in saucepan. Gradually
add water. Cook over low heat until clear, stirring constantly.
Remove and add oil of cinnamon. Can be stored in an airtight container
for several weeks without refrigeration.
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup water
Oil of peppermint or oil of wintergreen
Mix the flour and water together. Stir
until paste has a creamy consistency.
Add a few drops of the oil, as a preservative.
This makes about a 1/2 pint.
3/4 cups water
2 tblsp. light karo syrup
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 cups water
Oil of wintergreen or
oil of peppermint
Mix 3/4 cup water, karo syrup, and vinegar together
in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with second
3/4 cup of water, and add slowly to the boiling mixture. Stir constantly
to avoid lumps. Let the mixture stand overnight before use.
If a few drops of the oil are added as a preservative, this paste will
be good for about 2 months. Makes 1 pint
~~Basic Waterproof Glue~~
6 tbsp water
2 packets unflavored gelatin (1/2 oz.)
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp. glycerin
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and
stir in gelatin until it is dissolved. Add vinegar and glycerin and
stir well. Let the mixture cool slightly and pour into a jar and seal tightly.
To Use: This glue is best applied while warm. Apply to surfaces using
a brush. Glue will gel after a few days. To re-use, warm by placing the
jar in a pan of hot water. Good for binding leather to leather, fabrics
to cardboard, paper to paper.