You can do all kinds of unexpected things with milk, like make your own pore strips and invisible ink, or even get rid of red wine stains with it. But did you know that you can also use it to make your own glue?
Emma over on Science Sparks shows us how to turn regular old milk into glue using a few basic items you have in your kitchen.
- 1½ cups milk
- 3 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
The process is simple. Heat the milk in a pan until warm, then add the white vinegar. Keep heating and stirring until the milk separates into curds and whey.
Strain the mixture, keeping the solid part. Mold what you have left into one big, slimy ball.
Now, put it back in the pan and add the baking soda and enough water to get the right consistency. Heat it up until it starts bubbling, then turn it off and let it cool. That's it!
Now that you've made your own glue, you can use it to make some DIY green slime by adding borax! Or, you know, you can just glue stuff with it, if you're the more practical type.
Check out Emma's post for more details on the process and the science behind why it works.