Moooooo Glue

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This is glue made from milk, vinegar and baking soda. It is stronger than elmers glue and is very inexpensive. It is my entry to the amazon.com and instructables science fair group.

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Step 1: Materials

Heres what you need:
Milk(mooo juice)no whole milk
Vinegar
Baking Soda
Paper Towel or Coffee Filter
Popsicle Stick
Table Spoon
2 Dixie Cups
Small Spoon

Step 2: Making It

Mix 4 tablespoons of milk to 2 tablespoons of vinegar or a 2:1 ratio of milk to vinegar. Mix with the popsicle sticks for about a minute or until there are tiny lumps when you take out the popsicle.

Step 3: Finishing Touches

Take your paper towel and set it on the paper cup. Then push down oncenter of the towel into the cup, making a small indentation. Pour in the milk and vinegar mixture and let it set for a couple of seconds. Then pick up the towel with the lumps (curds) in it and roll it, as in the picture. Squeeze the bottom to drain more liquid (whey) out. Open the towel and lay it on wherever you're working. Take the popsicle stick and scrape it all into a pile. Add a pinch of baking soda and stir it for 30 seconds. After a minute it will turn light brown and most of the clumps will disappear. It is now done. Spread a thin layer of the glue over whatever you're gluing. A little goes a long way.

Step 4: How It Works

Milk is a source of casein,a sticky protein, which is made of complex chains of amino acids. It is used to make glue, nail polish and also to make medical pills as a binding agent, which is a material used to make solid pills from loose powders.

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      15 Discussions

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      Rune Cutter

      9 years ago on Introduction

      Theophilus talks about this in "Divers Arts" he said that if you added quick lime to it you could glue boats together.  I haven't tried it yet but it looks right in your neighbor  hood, also if you title it making glue from spoiled milk you can recoupe the cost of milk, groceries throw out milk past it's expiration and sometimes you can get it for asking.  In a farm environment milk is the price of grass.

      Once again Nice!

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      dn1611

      11 years ago on Introduction

      When I did it it just turned into a bunch of foam?

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      andy60

      12 years ago on Introduction

      nice idea, now i know how i am going to fix the cupboard door in the kitchen... lol

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      jtobakobadrang4

      Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

      No smell : ) Well, unless you leave a large amount someplace where it can't dry out, but then the smell is mold, not sour milk.

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      Tvman

      12 years ago on Introduction

      first of all that thing looks like a turd turned white and stuff..and second of all ew...........but i guess its a ok project...

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      jtobako

      12 years ago on Introduction

      At over $2 a gallon, milk glue is expensive especially when you are only using the solids : ) (If you figure 1/3 of the milk is solids-generous guess-, you are at the same price as bulk elmer's glue.)