How to Make Glue for Making Homemade Holiday Gifts

How to Make Glue

Did you know you can make glue? Did you know you can make glue that is 100% non-toxic ~ as well as being edible ~ because it is mainly made out of flour? (think about it – you can be that kid that eats glue and it’s OK!)

As part of my Homemade Holidays, I wanted to include an easy recipe for glue that uses ingredients you already have on hand. This glue makes for eco-friendly gift wrapping and present making. No, I don’t think you’ll want to give it as a gift. But whip up a batch to have on hand for all the projects to come!

Here’s How to Make Non Toxic Glue Using Flour:

It really is that easy to make your own non toxic glue out of ingredients you already have at home!

Does it really work? You betcha! The gift bow you see in the picture above was made using homemade glue. Want the instructions on how to make your own bows from a magazine? It’s another eco-friendly project.

Homemade Nontoxic Glue

Homemade Holidays  How to Make Glue is part of my month-long series: Homemade Holidays. All month I will have ideas on how you can make inexpensive items for holiday gift giving. Did you miss How to Force Paperwhites?

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  1. I might have to whip up a batch to have on hand for my kids’ projects. That’s great that it lasts so long in the fridge.

  2. Thanks so much for the tutorial, this is so cool! No more worries about little sticky fingers going in the mouth.

  3. You are awesome and so cute! I love the video; so professional! Looking forward to seeing and reading more. Can I use your video on my blog with credit of course? 🙂

  4. Aww. Thank you! I’d be tickled if you wanted to use it! Andrea

  5. Growing up in the Phils. we used to make our homemade glue using cornstarch. Just mix corn starch with water & heat it up on the stove until it get thick.
    I remember using cooked rice too as glue. Just mashed up the cooked rice until its goey.

  6. My mum used to make glue using cornstarch and water. We were living some remote part of the country, shopping once a week only, when we needed something we had to be creative.


  1. […] have a great way to decorate all those homemade holiday or store-bought gifts! Whip up a batch of my homemade glue, find a stack of magazines you’re ready to toss and get ready to make your own gift […]

  2. […] is another post in my Homemade Holidays series running all month! See How to Make Non-toxic Glue and How to Make a Bow from a Magazine Page for more […]

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