Papier-mache Glue Recipes

Here are some quick and easy recipes to make your own papier mâché glue.

Craft Difficulty Rating: Easy

Note: Recipes work best with strips of newspaper or newsprint. They should be used within 2 to 3 days.

Recipe #1

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup tap water

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 5 cups of boiling water

Instructions:

  1. Mix the flour into one cup of tap water until the mixture is thin and runny.

  2. Stir this mixture into the boiling water and stir for 3 minutes at a boil. Stir constantly.

  3. Cool before using.

Recipe #2

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups white glue

  • 1 cup warm water

Instructions:
Mix the glue and water together, and it is ready to use.

Recipe #3

You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour

  • 1/4 cup powdered resin glue

  • 1/2 cup warm water

  • 1-1/2 cups hot water

  • 4 drops oil of wintergreen

Instructions:

  1. Mix the flour and resin glue in a saucepan.

  2. Slowly pour in the warm water.

  3. Add the hot water and stir vigorously.

  4. Add the wintergreen.

  5. Cook over a low heat stirring until paste is smooth, thick and clear. Once cooled, it is ready to use.

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