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Flour glue is amazing stuff. It's super sturdy, almost nothing to make and if you let it get really concentrated, it's pretty much wheat paste.

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  • How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 1
    Step 1

    The basic ratio for the kind of flour glue I make is 1 part flour to 2 to 4 parts water, mixed and added to 20 parts boiling water.

    So, first, get your 20 parts (for this case, 2.5 cups) water boiling in your saucepan.

  • How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix the flour and 1/2 cup water. A fork works well to properly mix the flour and tap water

  • How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once your pot is boiling, take it off the heat and add the water/flour mix from earlier.

  • How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stir well. You need to take it off the heat when doing this, or you end up making dumplings.

  • How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 5
    Step 5

    Return to heat and simmer your flour glue until it is a snot-like consistency. Let cool to bathwater temperature and then use. It works best when warm, so store leftover in the fridge and warm it back up in a saucepan when you need it again. Adding cloves or oil of cloves will keep it lasting longer.

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B Z.
B Z. · Outside of Portland, Oregon, · 2 projects

Yes, flour glue can be used like modge-podge for decoupaging, like wallpaper paste/wheat paste for papier mâché work (either pulp or strip) and bookmaking, and just about anything that needs a saturating glue.

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Beth
Beth · ,

Ive been trying to work this formula out since first school lol we made it there and it was fun - it took me 12 years not to figure it out lol

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athenamat
athenamat · New York City, NY, US · 19 projects

How exactly do you use this? Like modge podge only homemade?

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 721 projects

What a great idea, I'm going to try this soon. Thanks

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