Learning About Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®


Basic Instructions

  • On paper, cloth and porous materials, spread on a thin coat, press and let dry.
  • On wood, pottery and semiporous materials, spread on a heavy coat, weight or clamp, and let set 30-40 minutes.
  • While glue is wet, remove excess glue with a damp cloth.
  • Not intended for washable wearables.
  • Always test for best results.

Tips & Techniques

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue can be used on non-washable fabrics. If you are working with a light or delicate fabric and the glue soaks through, apply glue to the fabric and let it set for five minutes before attaching it to the project. Wait another five minutes before firmly pressing it in place.

Use Original Tacky Glue to achieve a ceramic finish when creating bread dough modeling projects.

A basic bread dough formula is one slice of bread to one tablespoon of Aleene's Original Tacky Glue.

  1. Remove all of the crusts from the number of slices you'll need for your project and tear into small pieces.
  2. Put the bread in a plastic bag and pour the appropriate number of tablespoons of glue into the bag (1 piece bread to 1 tablespoon glue).
  3. Knead the dough for 10 minutes or until it becomes smooth and workable. At first it will be sticky, but keep kneading.
  4. Due to differences in climate and moisture in the area, you may need to adjust the ratio of bread to glue. If after 10 minutes the mixture is still too sticky, add more small pieces of bread. If it is too dry or stiff add a few more drops of glue.
  5. You can color the dough by adding a few drops of food coloring to the dough. Only add color to the amount of dough you'll need in that color.
  6. Roll the dough out on a smooth and clean surface as you would with cookie dough. Dust with flour if necessary. Use your fingers or cookies cutters to mold and cut shapes.
  7. Small projects will take hours to dry, while larger ones could take days.
  8. You can store the dough in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for several months.

Health & Safety

  • Nontoxic