Paper Mache Glue
Paper Mache glue:
Paper Mache is a construction material that contains pieces of paper which was stuck together with glue to make a crafty object. There are number of paper Mache glue recipes available. You can select any one according to your preference.
One of the best home made Paper Mache glue is the mixture of cooked flour with water. The procedure to make this glue is as follow:
To make this glue you need 1 cup water, quarter cup flour and 5 cups of boiling water. First you mix the flour with 1 cup water until it is runny. Then stir the mixture to boiling water and then gently boil it for 3 minutes. Allow it to cool. Your home made paper Mache glue is ready now. If you want to store it for weeks then you can add some oil to the mixture.
You can also prepare the glue with one part of flour to two parts of water. You should squeeze out lumps and can add one table spoon salt as a preservative. This is the cheapest and efficient glue for doing paper Mache.
Some branded glues are also available in the market for making paper Mache. Elmer glue is one among them. You can use 50 % Elmer glue and 50 % water to make your paper Mache. It is little messy but it will offer smooth finish. Apart from branded glue you can also use liquid starch. It is easily available in any of the super markets nearby your home. It works great. You can also use carpenter's glue to make the paper Mache glue thick.
This is all purpose glue that can be used well in making Paper Mache. It will give superior bonding and so it is ideal for paper crafts. It is clear and flexible. It will not leave any stains.
You can get the paper Mache glue from the stationery stores. Paper Mache kits are available in the online stores which include 24 boxes, heart, hexagon and oval in shape. It also includes glue and glitter glue pens. This will help you in doing class room paper craft activities. This will not be messy. This glue will dry quickly.
You can mix the white glue with water to make the paper Mache paste. This will help you to do any shapes on paper including Paper Mache masks. This will be more fun and exciting to celebrate birthday parties and other festivals.
For your home made paper Mache glue wheat flour is ideal. It will stick easily and it is easily available every where. You can preserve it for one or two weeks by adding salt or oil. The most important thing is that it is non toxic. As the wheat flour is edible you can give it to small children also. Unlike any branded glues this will be safe for children and pets. The process of making Paper Mache glue with flour is interesting and fun for children. This is very cheap. This can be easily used on paper crafts.