How to Make Cornstarch Glue

Once you learn how to make cornstarch glue, you’ll find it really handy for craft projects. It’s pretty easy to make at home, with just a little bit of cooking. The ingredients are probably items you already have in your kitchen.

This is a very basic glue that keeps things stuck together better and longer than flour glue. The cornstarch works great for holding paper together without making ripples or bubbles.

It’s perfect for projects like making a magazine holder out of a cereal box and paper. You can also make a glue stick out of it if you have an old glue stick container for it. You just pour it in and let it set.

Cornstarch glue in bowl with paint brush
Yield: Small batch of cornstarch glue

How to Make Cornstarch Glue

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under $1

This cornstarch glue recipes is a basic glue that works well in paper craft projects and anything involving cardboard. The cornstarch makes it good for holding paper together without making ripples or bubbles.


  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar


  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Airtight Container


  1. Pour 3/4 cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add 1/4 cup cornstarch, 2 tablespoons light corn syrup and 1 teaspoon white vinegar.
  3. Whisk the ingredients together until they're blended well.
  4. Stir the mixture constantly until it thickens.
  5. Take the saucepan off heat.
  6. Slowly add the mixture from your saucepan into an airtight container, and keep whisking constantly so everything blends together smoothly.
  7. Let it cool to room temperature before using.

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