Sunday, November 9, 2008

Milk and Glue

Ever wonder how you can make glue out of milk? Most likely not if you’re allergic to milk.

From E How Milk Glue a Fun Kid Project This children's activity teaches how to make glue from cow's milk.

From Ick Can Stick! Make Milk Glue This is another how-to project making glue from milk.

Elmer’s Glue according to it’s FAQ page does not have milk in it. Most manufactures today, do not use milk in their glues.

According to Winkipedia “Glue is a sticky material (usually a liquid) that can stick two or more things together. Glue can be made from plant or animal parts, or it can be made from oil-based chemicals.

The first glues may have been natural liquids that come out of trees when they are cut. Later people learned to make glue by boiling animal feet, cartilage or bones. Some very strong glues were first made from fish bones, rubber or milk.”

Many craft supplies do contain allergens although it would be highly unusual to see milk in glue any more. I think I still have an unused peanut butter play dough recipe somewhere in my home. Soy, corn wheat are all common ingredients in craft supplies. Crayola’s website has ingredient information, if your still concerned, see also websites that deal with your specific allergen. In the mean time we will not have milk paint or glue to our home.

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