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


  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

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


  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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