How to Make Waterproof Glass Glue like Superglue

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Here’s another homemade glue recipe that works a lot like superglue, just like our gum Arabic glue recipe. This waterproof glass glue is strong and can also stand up to water.

This glue recipe can be used to mend broken china, just like super glue. It also works well to glue labels on cans and jars, or to glue glass to other surfaces. All in all, it’s pretty strong.

For gluing glass to other surfaces, use it while it’s liquid (warm it by putting the container in a pan of hot water). To glue pieces of glass together, use it in its gelled (room temperature) state.

Waterproof glass glue on a small metal bucket
Yield: 1 batch

How to Make Waterproof Glass Glue like Superglue

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under $10

This waterproof glass glue is strong and can also stand up to water. It works a lot like super glue, in fact. It can be used to mend broken china, like super glue. It also works well to glue labels on cans and jars, or to glue glass to other surfaces. All in all, it's pretty strong.

Materials

  • Unflavored Gelatin
  • Skim Milk
  • Mint Extract
  • Water

Tools

  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Instructions

  1. Pour two tablespoons of cold water into a small bowl.
  2. Sprinkle 2 packets of unflavored gelatin over the water and set aside for about an hour.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons of skim milk to just below boiling and pour it into the gelatin and water.
  4. Stir the mixture until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  5. Optionally, add a few drops of mint extract as a preservative if you're not going to use all the glue immediately.

Notes

Many versions of this one recommend clove oil to preserve glue. It will help the glue keep for a day or so, but once it starts smelling like spoiled milk, you need to throw it out.

We've found that mint extract makes it last much longer.

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