Wheat Paste Recipe

Niharika Arya Feb 28, 2019
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Did you know, with the help of a wheat paste recipe, you can prepare a good adhesive that can be used for pasting posters, binding book, etc. Read this information on how to make wheat paste by following some simple steps.
There were no glue or smart adhesive products in the olden days, but still they were able to paste and fix things properly. These pastes were made at home with the help of vegetable starch, water and sugar. Wheat paste is one of those old adhesives, which is still popular among the people.
Wheat paste recipe is easy to prepare and is free from any type of chemicals and harmful products. It can be used for pasting paper, posters, binding book, etc. Children can make the most of it in their crafts and projects. You can easily make it in gallons with just a few bucks.

How to Make Wheat Paste

The wheat paste is inexpensive and very easy to make. Your kids can also prepare it under your guidance and can use it in their project works. So, check out the ingredients required and recipe to make it.

Ingredients Required

  • Wheat flour
  • Sauce pan
  • Sugar
  • Measuring cup
  • Wooden spoon

Method

  • Take 1 cup of water and put it in the sauce pan. Keep it on the stove and let it boil.
  • In the mean time take 3 tablespoons of wheat flour in a separate cup and add cold water. The quantity of water should be just enough to make a thin paste. Mix the flour properly and whisk out all the lumps.
  • Once the cold paste is formed, slowly pour it in hot water and keep on stirring it. Empty the entire mixture in the hot water and mix it properly. Bring it to boil and keep boiling till it becomes little thick.
  • As the mixture gets thickened, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and let it dissolve completely.
  • Once the sugar gets mixed properly, just remove the sauce pan from the stove and let it cool down. Empty it in a ketchup squirt container or jar and use it as per your requirement.

Uses

Well, we have already given you an idea of the wheat paste uses. So, following are some of the points which will help you to understand its usage in detail.
  • You can use it as a wallpaper paste. It can be easily applied on paper and can be pasted on the wall.
  • Wheat paste graffiti can be an appreciable use of this homemade paste.
  • As it is very cheap and can be made in gallons you can use it for pamphlets and posters which are required to be pasted in huge numbers.
  • As it is prepared without any chemicals, it is very safe for small kids. They can use it in their crafts and school projects.
  • It is also very helpful in binding books. It is not easy to remove. It hold the papers firmly and gives them a tough rigid appearance.
You can apply the paste with the help of a brush or an ice cream stick or roller. Use the paste and then properly seal it and place it inside the refrigerator.
You can use wheat paste for approximately one week after its preparation. Whenever you want to use it, just heat it up to maintain its adhesiveness. Apart from wheat flour, you can also use rice, potato or any other similar flour. So, what are you waiting for, just collect the ingredients and start preparing your own wheat paste glue. Enjoy!
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