Glue and Paste Recipes

Homemade Glue
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup cold water

Mix water, syrup and vinegar in saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water. Add this mixture slowly to first mixture. Stir constantly. Let stand overnight before using.

Waterproof Glue
2 packets (1/2 ounce) unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
3 tablespoons skimmed milk
few drops of wintergreen oil (optional)

In a small bow. sprinkle gelatin over cold water and wait until softened. Pour milk into a pot and bring to a boil. Pour into softened gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add wintergreen oil (acts as a preservative) if you would like to keep it for longer than a day.
This is a good glue when you need to glue for objects other than paper.

Homemade Paste
1/2 cup flour
cold water

Add flour to a sauce pan. Add cold water until a thick cream forms. Simmer on stove for 5 minutes.
Warning:This paste takes a long time to dry.

Library Paste
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. alum
4 cups water
30 drops of oil of cloves

Mix all ingredients in saucepan and cook until clear and thick. Remove from heat and add drops of oil of cloves.

Clear Library Paste
3/4 cup rice flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup cold water
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 teaspoon oil of wintergreen

Mix rice flour, sugar, and cold water in a pan until smooth. Add boiling water and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add oil of wintergreen.