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Make your own glitter glue

 
Have a go at this very easy recipe for glitter glue! Perfect for adding sparkle to all sorts of kids crafts, paintings and creations.
Have a go at this very easy recipe for glitter glue!

Perfect for adding sparkle to all sorts of kids crafts, paintings and creations.

Makes approx 6 cups of glitter glue.
 

What you’ll need

 
  • 1 cup of cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 6 cups of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Medium/large saucepan
  • 6 baby food jars or small jars
  • 6 different coloured glitters*
  • Paint brushes

* use 2 heaped tablespoons of glitter per cup of glitter
 

How to make your glitter glue


1. Whisk all the ingredients except the glitter in a medium/large saucepan.

2. Place the saucepan on a high heat and constantly whisk the mixture until it turns translucent. This should only take a minute or two. Do not leave the mixture unattended as it thickens quickly. Add some hot water to the mixture if it becomes too thick.

3. Once the mixture is ready, divide it equally between the baby food jars/small jars and allow to cool.

4. Once the mixture is cool, mix 2 tablespoons of the first glitter colour into the glue. Repeat with the other 5 glitter colours.

5. You are all set to go! Using a paint brush, brush the glitter onto your homemade crafts and artworks.

6. Once dry the glue will go clear, leaving just the sparkling glitter on the artwork.
 

Tips

 
  • The mixture will store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. If it does set hard like jelly when refrigerated, all you need to do is add a teaspoon or two of hot water to soften the mix.
 
  • You can also add some food colouring to the mixture to make a brighter finished colour.
 

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