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Homemade Natural Glue - Nontoxic and Biodegradable

 Homemade nontoxic glueYou can make this easy Homemade Glue for crafts, knowing that it is safe and nontoxic for children and the environment. We discovered the glue recipe when making our upcycled newspaper paper bags. The idea was to make a totally biodegradable paper bag by using recycled tape, biodegradable twine and of course nontoxic child friendly glue. It is so natural that you can put it in your compost (Check out our Composting Blog) as well as having peace of mind when the kids are having fun doing crafts.

Doing a bit of digging in the Internet we found this recipe in an interesting blog with a good few comments of people that had used it, as well as other tips, and we decided to give it a try.  It is good for the environment, it is inexpensive, it is perfect for children, it does the job and it lasts!!! You could use your out of date flour.

So here are the Ingredients:

1 cup of Flour
1/2 cup of Sugar
1 1/2 cups of Water
1 Tablespoon of Vinegar

Method

Mix the flour, the sugar and half of the water until there are no lumps. Use the blender if necessary. Add the rest of the water and the vinegar. The vinegar is used to preserve the glue. You can keep it in the fridge for a few months. Heat the mixture moderately until starts to thicken. If it gets lumpy again use the blender. Let it cool and transfer it to a jar or plastic container. Voila! You have made your own glue.

Happy Crafting!

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