Homemade Colored Glue For Arts & Crafts

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When I was a little kid I loved playing with those colored glues. Especially the pink and orange non toxic glues. I would use them to design my handbags or use them min crafts to create fun pieces of art work. I even liked to use the colored glue to stick things together in a fun and colorful way. Now that I am older I have learned how to make my own colored glue using basic craft supplies and food coloring, and I must say my homemade colored glue comes out way better than the store bought ones.

The supplies and materials you will need to make your own homemade colored glue are food coloring of your choice, 1 large bottle of white glue, 4 bamboo skewers, and 4 small plastic squeezable bottles with pointed applicator tips like glue bottles have. All these materials can be found at your local craft store if you do not already have them on hand. I know I personally always have these supplies on hand since I love doing arts and crafts.

The way you make colored glue is very simple. All you do is pour about 1/2 a cup of white glue into each plastic bottle, add 10 drops of food coloring into each bottle of your choice, and take the bamboo skewers and mix the glue and food coloring together to make a fun colored glue. After place the covers on the plastic bottles and squeeze the glue out carefully and slowly to create a fun colorful design on a craft project.

To make orange glue you will need to add about 5 drops of yellow food coloring and 2 to 3 drops of red food coloring into the white glue and mix. You can add more or less of each food coloring to make the orange lighter or darker. I prefer the lighter orange personally because it kind of has a fluorescent appearance to it that is really cool.

To make pink glue all you do is add about 4 drops of red food coloring into the glue and combined the ingredients together. If you want a deep red color you need about 10 to 20 drops of food coloring to create deep red glue. It’s a bit tricky to make, but it is possible.

To make purple glue just add 3 drops of red food coloring and 3 drops of blue food coloring into the white glue and mix ingredients together with the bamboo stick until you have purple glue. To make a dark purple color add 3 drops of red food coloring and 5 drops of blue food coloring into the glue instead and mix.

To make lime green glue adds about 4 drops of yellow food coloring and about 1 to 2 drops of green food coloring to the glue and mix. You can make a yellowish green glue be adding more yellow food coloring.

There are so many different color combinations you can make when you are make your own fun colored glue to use with your craft projects. I hope this helps all you crafters out there save some money and create your own fun creative colored glues. Now go have some sticky colorful fun!


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