Homemade Glue 
Ingredients:
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup cold water

Directions:
Mix water, syrup and vinegar in saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water. Add this mixture slowly to first mixture. Stir constantly. Let stand overnight before using.
 
Waterproof Glue 
Ingredients:
2 packets (1/2 ounce) unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
3 tablespoons skimmed milk
few drops of wintergreen oil (optional)

Directions:
In a small bow. sprinkle gelatin over cold water and wait until softened. Pour milk into a pot and bring to a boil. Pour into softened gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add wintergreen oil (acts as a preservative) if you would like to keep it for longer than a day.
This is a good glue when you need to glue for objects other than paper.
 
Homemade Paste 
Ingredients:
1/2 cup flour
cold water

Directions:
Add flour to a sauce pan. Add cold water until a thick cream forms. Simmer on stove for 5 minutes.
Warning:This paste takes a long time to dry.
 
Library Paste 
Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. alum
4 cups water
30 drops of oil of cloves

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in saucepan and cook until clear and thick. Remove from heat and add drops of oil of cloves.
 
Clear Library Paste
Ingredients:
3/4 cup rice flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup cold water
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 teaspoon oil of wintergreen

Directions:
Mix rice flour, sugar, and cold water in a pan until smooth. Add boiling water and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add oil of wintergreen.

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