How To Make Glue
When I was a kid we pretty much never bought glue my mom or memere would make it for us, they used to just mix a bit of water with flour and that was it. I wanted to find a recipe that I could make ahead of time and store.
Today I whiped up a batch; here is the recipe.
1/2 cup white flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 cup water
Mix all the ingredients until smooth with a whisk; then heat on low siring until desired consistency is reached. Pour into an airtight container.
This will make white glue that will dry transparent. For the little ones that have a hard time understanding where the glue is you can add a few tablespoons of sparkles or some food coloring to make a more fun version of glue. The sparkles or color help the little ones understand where the glue is on the page; also when they decide to use the glue as paint all is not lost you still have a work of art.
I will let you know if it goes bad before we go threw all of it...
Now That we Have Glue
C Monster spent parts of the day working on a mobile. I collect various pieces from the recycling and we painted them green this morning. Using the last bits of our store bought paint - so I guess I will be trying some paint recipes soon. After they were dried C Monster and Grandma used the sparkly glue to attaches various ornamentation. Once everything is dry we will turn it into a mobile for his room.
Looking Forward To
To my parents arriving - I think I said this before but I am really looking forward to it.