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I realize "Craft Recipes" can be found all over the internet and I have included "favorites" on my Links page.  Some of the following recipes have been found among these sites.

 If you're like me, there are days you just don't have time to search among the different sites for the one you require.  I now keep an assortment of recipes on file for easy look up.   It's only a small selection at this time, but as the kids and I experiment, more will be included.  If you have a good Craft Recipe, please email us and let us know about it ... I can even add it to the index "courtesy of...?"

With all craft projects, please remember

  Always be sure to label...
I didn't name the recipes...
And most important...have fun!


Craft Recipe Index

     BUBBLES      CHALK       CLAY
    CRAYONS        DOUGH  FINGER-PAINT
     GLUE   GOOEY STUFF   PAPER MACHE
      PASTE    
     

 

BUBBLES

Basic Bubbles

1/4 cup liquid dishwashing detergent (grease-cutters work best)
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Mix all ingredients and let bubbles settle.

Colored Bubbles

1 cup granulated soap or soap powder
1 quart warm water
liquid food coloring

Dissolve soap in warm water, stir in food coloring.

Colored Bubbles II (or Pretty Bubbles)

1/3 cup dish soap or baby shampoo
1 1/4 cups water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 drop food color

Dissolve sugar with water.  Mix in soap and food color.

No More Tears Bubbles

This is great for small children!

1/4 cup no-tears baby shampoo
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons light corn syrup

Mix all ingredients and let bubbles settle.

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CHALK

Some homemade chalk projects will require a "mold".  We have found that toilet/tissue paper rolls work rather well and this explains one of the reasons my husband is not allowed to throw any away (the odd time he replaces one).  Cover one end of the tube with "duct tape"...one of man's great inventions...and place a loosely rolled piece of wax paper into the roll to create a liner, this will help the plaster mixture to keep its shape and from sticking to the tube while drying. 

Eggshell Chalk

This chalk is for sidewalks only. It is not for chalkboards.

5-6 eggshells
1 teaspoon very hot water from the tap
1 teaspoon flour
food coloring is optional
paper towel

The eggshells should be washed than dried so they don't have any egg left in them.  Grind the eggshells into a fine powder and discard any large pieces. You will require about 1 tablespoon of the egg shell powder for each piece of chalk.

Measure the flour and the hot water into a small dish. Stir them together to make a paste. Add your spoonful of eggshell powder into the paste and mix well.  Add food coloring at this point if you desire.

Shape this mixture into a chalk stick, (no tube mold required) then roll it up tightly in a strip of paper towel. It will need to dry for about three days, so put it in a safe place and get on with your life. After three days are up it's ready for use. Just peel the paper off and your sidewalk artists can begin their masterpiece.

Sidewalk Chalk

3/4 cup Warm Water
1 1/2 cups Plaster of Paris
2-3tbsp Tempera Paints (washable)
Container for mixing and of course your tube "mold"

Pour water into mixing container then, a little at a time, sprinkle the Plaster of Paris into the water until the plaster no longer dissolves.  Approximately the 1 1/2 cups.  Stir thoroughly. 

Mix in 2-3 tbsp tempera paint - or until desired color is reached.

Place your tube mold sealed side down (go figure!) onto a flat surface. Pour the plaster mix in, tapping the side of tube as you go to release any air bubbles.  Let dry 1-2 days, pull off the mold and let the artwork begin.

Sidewalk Chalk II

Water
Plaster of Paris
Large plastic container for mixing (Ice cream bucket?)
Water base paints (washable Tempera)

Tube mold or for unique shapes try small plastic containers for moulding

Fill mixing container 1/2 full of plaster of Paris and slowly add water. Stir until plaster resembles pudding. Add paint until you achieve the desired color. Pour into moulds and let set for about a day or until dry. When dry turn containers upside down, hit on hard surface until chalk pops out and have fun drawing.

Spray Chalk

4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup warm water
4 to 6 drops food coloring

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Pour into a small plant mister.

Always shake before using to avoid any clogs. We like this one to create designs on sidewalks, on snow banks, or for colourful sand sculptures - where's the beach!

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CLAY

Creative Clay/Craft Clay or also known as Baking Soda Clay

1 (1-pound) box baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 cups cold water
Food coloring or tempera paint

I have found two similar although slightly different approaches to preparing this mixture. 

1.  Combine baking soda and cornstarch together in a sauce pan; gradually add water, stirring until smooth.  Place over medium heat, stir constantly and cook until thick with a dough like consistency. Turn mixture out onto a pastry board and Knead well.  Cover with damp cloth or store in a plastic bag.  This method works well for plaques/models or ornaments and can be painted with tempera paint when dry.

 2.  Mix baking soda and cornstarch together; add water. Cook and stir over low heat until consistency of mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and cover with damp cloth until cool enough to handle. This method works well when using for play dough but still can be used when jewellery shaping or roll it out when little ones wish to make cookie cut-out ornaments.

Clay dries very hard. Store in plastic bag to keep from drying out. Clay may be colored with food coloring when you add the water or paint with tempera when dry.

Cooked Play Clay

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Food coloring
Wax paper

In a medium-size saucepan, mix all ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. When dough becomes harder to stir and gathers on spoon (about 5 minutes), dump onto wax paper, cool until able to handle and knead 10 to 15 times until smooth. Store in sealed container, keeps up to two weeks

Cooked Play Clay II

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Food coloring

In a medium-size saucepan, mix all ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cool until able to handle and then knead on a floured surface. Store in sealed container. This keeps for 2 to 4 weeks.

Cornstarch Clay

1 cup salt
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Food coloring

In a medium-size saucepan, mix salt and 1/3 cup water over medium heat, stirring occasionally (about 3 to 4 minutes.) Remove from head and add cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. The mixture will resemble mashed potatoes. Stir until mixture thickens; cool, then knead. If it's too sticky, add a little more cornstarch. Store in sealed container with piece of damp sponge up to two weeks.

Dryer Lint Clay

1 1/2 cups lint from the dryer (who doesn't have this?)
1 cup water
1/2 cup flour
2 drops wintergreen mint flavouring
Old newspaper
Paint

Place the lint in a saucepan and cover it with the water.

When the lint is saturated, add the flour and stir until it is smooth. Add the drops of wintergreen oil flavouring. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until it forms peaks and holds together. Pour it onto newspaper to cool. Shape and model figures, or cover a form with it, such as a balloon.

Allow to dry for 3 to 5 days, then paint and decorate as required.

No-Cook Play Clay

For kids that like to help with the preparations or do it themselves!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup very warm tap water

Mix flour and salt, then pour in water and stir well. Knead for 5 minutes, adding in color as desired.  Stored in a sealed container and it will keeps up to one week.

Air dry, or small or thin pieces can be baked at 200 degrees for 2 hours

Potter's Clay

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup salt dissolved in 3 3/4 cup boiling water

Blend flour, cornstarch and enough water to make a paste.  Boil water and salt.  Add to the cornstarch paste, mix and cook until clear.  Cool overnight.  Add 6 - 8 cups of flour and knead until you have the right consistency. 

Note:  Keep a shifter of flour on hand for the children to keep their clay from getting sticky.

Sawdust Clay

This can have very impressive results and is inexpensive to make, plus I have to admit, if the man in your life doesn't like working with wood, it helps to have High School aged boys (or girls) in a Shop Class. Children of all ages can use it, cleanup is easy, and one bucket of sawdust in your house will last longer than you'd like!

2/3 parts fine sawdust (original recipe suggests any kind except redwood)
1/3 part flour
Water
Large bowl or bucket
Wooden spoon

To mix the clay, use a large bowl or bucket. Mix 2/3 parts of sawdust and l/3 part of flour together. Pour in water and mix until it reaches a stiff but "squishy" consistency. Add more flour if it is too crumbly. The clay needs some kneading before the gluten in the flour becomes elastic, holding the sawdust together. Work it in your hands or on a table top covered with newspapers. Play with the clay a little until it becomes easy to shape.

This clay has a thick heavy texture and the best type of project seems to be "Indian" type pottery. Take large balls of clay. Push your thumbs together into the center, shaping the sides as you go for bowls and other containers.

Sawdust clay can also be rolled flat and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Poke a hole in each cut-out with a drinking straw. When dry, string them with yarn to make simple wall decorations or Christmas tree ornaments.

If possible it should be placed directly in the sun to dry, at which point you can either sand or not (depending on which texture you prefer).  Use Tempera paint or (older children) acrylic paints to decorate the finished project. 

If you are working with older children and would like to add a glossy coat - spray with a clear acrylic finish.

Sawdust Clay II

1 cup fine sawdust
food coloring
old newspapers
shellac or varnish
1 cup Thin Paste or Paper Paste

If desired, dye sawdust ahead of time with food coloring.  Drain and spread on newspaper to dry before using.

Mix sawdust and paste to a thick dough like consistency.  Knead until thoroughly mixed.  The amounts of paste may vary according to the kind of sawdust used.  If the sawdust is coarse, more paste may be needed to obtain the proper consistency.

Model as with clay.  Pieces of dough may be added to the basic piece by moistening and sticking them down.  Within 2-3 days the finished article will be harden.  To speed up drying time bake in a 200 degree f oven for 1-2 hours (depending on the size of the masterpiece) 

As with the first "Sawdust" recipe, you will be rewarded with a lovely wood grain appearance or you can sand it down for a smoother texture.  Give the article a permanent finish by spraying with shellac or varnish. 

White Bread Clay

1 to 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
1 tablespoon white glue

Rip bread into tiny pieces in bowl. Add glue and mix with fork till all crumbs are moistened. Roll into ball. If too wet add a little more bread. Knead until smooth. If dough dries out while working, add a few drops of water and knead. Store in sealed contained in refrigerator up to a month. Air dries in 1 to 3 days. For a semi-gloss finish, brush on equal parts water and white glue. This is good for detailed projects as it won't crack when drying.

Play Clay Tips

If clay gets too dry, renew it with a few drops of water.
If clay becomes too sticky, knead in more flour, cornstarch or baking soda
*  Cover extra clay with a damp cloth while working - to prevent drying.
*  To color clay - either knead in food coloring or cake decorating coloring paste.
*  Most clays can be colored with acrylic paints after drying.

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CRAYONS

Crayons are an inexpensive craft item.  Most of us have an abundance of broken crayon pieces laying around.....I know I usually do!  That being said, please keep in mind the following projects are mainly for the little ones to explore....so put away the wallet and have fun!

Place old crayon pieces of the same/similar color into a washed coffee/soup can and set it into a pan of water on the stove.  Cook until melted.  Pour the wax into a mold and allow to harden.  Hint - cover a baking sheet with aluminium foil, place cookie cutters on top. Pour the melted wax into each cookie cutter shape while holding the cutter firmly in place so as not to let the wax escape and leak out under the sides of the mold.  Once wax is set, pop out new crayon.

To make swirls, place a variety of peeled broken bits of crayons into a muffin tin about ŧ full (Use a liner if desired). Place into a 250 degree oven. When crayons appear to be completely melted, shut off oven. Allow to cool completely BEFORE removing pan from oven. Crayons should easily pop out when the bottom of pan is tapped, of course, you will have to peel off the liner if you choose to use one. Experiment with color combinations!

If you put too many crayon bits into the liner, they won't melt properly so don't overdo it and yet, if you use too few, they will be too thin and will break when pressure is applied to draw.

Soap crayons

These can be made and given as gifts to your child’s teacher or friends. Use theme molds for added interest, such as fish, flowers, holiday, or animal shapes.

1 cup soap flakes (Ivory Snow works well)
Food coloring
1 tablespoon hot water
Molds (candy, muffin tins, ice cube tray)

Mix soap flakes and hot water. Divide mixture into several bowls. Add your favourite color to each bowl. Blend well. Press mixture into molds and let dry for one week. Remove crayons and let air dry for an additional 1-2 days. To give as gifts, wrap several in pretty cellophane and tie off with a ribbon.

Soap Crayons II

Really just the same recipe as above but use 2 tablespoons of hot water instead of only 1.  Use an average ice cube tray for your mold. 

For each color place two tablespoons of hot water and one cup of soap flakes into a bowl.  Add as many drops of food coloring to the mix as you desire.  Stir the soap mixture until it thickens (this takes time, so be patient).  Press spoonfuls of the first color of soap into sections of the ice tray.  Mix enough soap in other colors to fill the tray, repeating the first two steps.  Let the soap crayons dry for 1-2 days.  Gently bang the ice tray to loosen crayons.

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DOUGH

"Better than store bought" Play Dough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons cream of tarter
food coloring

Mix all ingredients in a pan.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture pulls away from sides of pan and becomes a large ball.  This takes just a minute.  Do not over cook.  Quickly remove from the pan and knead until smooth.  This can be stored in a reseal able bag in the refrigerator for several months.  Double or triple recipe to create many different colors.

I have seen the above recipe under "Colored Play Dough" but it called for 2 Teaspoons of Cream of Tarter instead of 2 tablespoons.

 Also named "Glitter Play Dough" using the 2 teaspoons of Cream of Tarter version but than add glitter just before kneading.

Coffee Ground Dough

2 cups used, dry coffee grounds
1/2 cup salt
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
Warm water

Mix dry ingredients together. Add enough warm water to moisten. This dough has a unique texture and is good to roll, pat and pound.

Kool-AidŽ Play Dough

1/2 cup salt
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons alum
1 envelope unsweetened Kool-AidŽ,
    any color/flavour desired

Boil salt in water until salt is dissolved. Add Kool-AidŽ, vegetable oil, flour and alum. Knead or process until smooth. Keeps for two months or longer.

Rubbery Play Dough

2 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cornstarch

Mix with a fork until smooth. Boil over medium heat until thick. Spoon onto plate.

Veggie Play Dough (For the Nature lovers)

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
Beet, spinach and carrot juice

Mix flour, salt and oil, and slowly add water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff. Turn out onto wax paper and let cool. Knead the dough with your hands until of the proper consistency. Use as is, or divide into balls and add a few drops of the vegetable juices to make green, pink and orange.

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FINGER-PAINT

Jell-OŽ Finger Paint

Children love the feel and scent of this paint.

Any kind of flavoured Jell-O
Boiling water

Add enough boiling water to Jell-O to make it a good consistency for finger paint. Finger paint on regular finger painting material or glossy paper.

Kool-AidŽ Finger Paint

2 cups flour
2 envelopes unsweetened Kool-AidŽ
1/2 cup salt
3 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Begin finger-painting

Moo Paint

1 cup sweetened condensed milk
Food coloring

Mix ingredients. This makes a very bright, glossy-colored paint

Washable Finger Paint

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cold water
3 cups cold water
Food coloring

In large saucepan mix the flour with the 1 cup cold water. Stir until smooth. Then add the 3 cups cold water. Cook over medium heat, stirring till mixture thickens and bubbles. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute more while still stirring. Divide into three heat-resistant bowls. Tint with food coloring. Cover and cool.

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GLUE

Basic Glue

3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup cold water

Mix water, syrup and vinegar in small 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

Colored Glue

Elmer's Glue or white craft glue
Food coloring

Use a bowl to mix glue and food coloring together. Return glue to its original container.

Sticker Glue

This recipe makes enough sticker gum for hundreds of stickers.

4 tablespoons water
1 envelope unflavoured gelatine
1/2 teaspoon corn syrup (optional)
1/2 teaspoon lemon or vanilla extract (optional)

Put 1 tablespoon of cold water into a small bowl or cup. Sprinkle the unflavoured gelatine over it. Let the gelatine soften for 5 minutes.

Pour 3 tablespoons of boiling water into the softened gelatine and stir until dissolved. If you have trouble getting the gelatine to dissolve, bring it to a boil in the microwave for just a few seconds.

For a final touch, give your sticker gum some flavour by adding 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon lemon or vanilla extract. Store the sticker gum in a baby food jar. Keep it refrigerated when you are not using it. It will keep for months, but it will gel overnight. To return it to a liquid state, place the jar in a pan of hot water.

To use the sticker gum, brush it thinly on the back of the sticker. The sticker will curl as it dries. When it's dry, moisten the sticker and apply it to paper

Tried and True Glue

This is the old standby paste - very sticky - that is absolutely safe for children to make and use.

3 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons cold water
2 cups boiling water
Squeeze-type container (old mustard bottle?)

Mix the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl and then pour the paste into the boiling water, stirring constantly. When liquid is clear and thick, remove from heat and let cool. Pour into a plastic squeeze container and label.

Waterproof or Glass Glue

They suggest this is one the best glue to use for projects in which glass must be adhered to glass. For gluing decorations on glass jars, it is best to use the glue in its liquid state. For gluing marbles together or gluing metal ornaments to metal cans, use the glue in its gelled state. This glue is waterproof and can be used to mend china, to glue labels on home-canned foods and jellies, or to glue wood to wood.

2 envelopes (1/2 ounce) unflavoured gelatine
2 tablespoons cold water
3 tablespoons skim milk
Several drops oil of cloves (optional)

In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatine over cold water. Set aside to soften.

Heat milk to boiling point and pour over softened gelatine. Stir until gelatine is dissolved. Add oil of cloves as preservative if glue is to be kept for more than a day. Makes about 1/3 cup.

How to use
While the glue is still warm, brush a thin layer on the objects to be glued.

Store glue in a screw-capped jar. It will gel as it cools, but this will not affect its adhesive properties. Set jar in a pan of hot water to soften glue for reuse.

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GOOEY STUFF

Boy the kids lOVE this stuff...

Glook

1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
Food coloring

Mix all ingredients.

This is great for squeezing through your hands. You can change the consistency by adding more water, then more cornstarch

Gooey Gak

Wire whisk
1 cup all-purpose glue
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon Tempera paint
1/2 teaspoon borax
1/3 cup warm water

Mix together with wire whisk the all-purpose glue, the 3/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon Tempera paint (color of your choice). If using powdered Tempera, do not mix it too thin.

Mix separately the 1/3 cup water and borax. Slowly pour borax mix into glue mixture. Let stand a few minutes, then knead. Pour off any remaining liquid. Store in plastic bags.  Repeat for different colors.

Modeling Goop

*2/3 cup water
2 cups salt
1/2 cup water
1 cup cornstarch
Beads, colored macaroni and other objects

Place *2/3 cups of water with salt into a pan, cook over medium heat, stirring 4-5 minutes until salt is dissolved.  Remove pan from heat.  In a separate container, gradually mix 1/2 cup water with the cornstarch, stir until smooth.  Add the cornstarch mixture to the salt mixture.  Return to low heat and stir until smooth.  The "goop" will thicken quickly.  Remove from heat and use for modeling objects. 

Objects made from this "goop" can also be hardened in the sun.  This mix will not crumble when dry!  Macaroni etc. can be added to the goop and adhered to models.

 Nutty Putty

1 tablespoon liquid starch
1 tablespoon white glue

Put liquid starch into a bowl. Add the white glue. Fold the starch over the glob of glue until it's not sticky. Press the glob between your hands and pull it apart just as you would salt-water taffy. It bounces and stretches!

Silly Slime

This is a lot like the store bought silly putty, but a lot cheaper! The longer you play with it, the more fun it gets! It stays fresh in a baby food jar for weeks. Try blowing bubbles with it, by stretching a blob over your lips and gently blowing.

1/2 cup white glue
1/2 cup liquid laundry starch

Measure glue and liquid starch into a bowl. Stir thoroughly. Let rest 5 minutes.

Knead it with your hands, until it comes together. Just when you think it is ruined, it suddenly turns into a wonderful long-stranded glob!

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PAPER MACHE

When creating Paper Mache objects; first start with a mold/form/frame. Balloons, bowls, cardboard, pipe cleaners & wire frames will all make excellent frames.

When using bowls remember the smaller the bowl the shorter the strip and 10-12 layers works best.  Also, first coat the side you wish to "Mache" with liquid soap or Vaseline before beginning.

Tissue paper, yes even the one you blow into, will work well if you would like to add texture/features to an item.  First dip the tissue into paste and adhere to item, cover with mixture soaked strips.

Basic Paper Mache Paste

3/4 cup flour
4 1/2 tablespoons sugar
6 cups lightly boiling water (divide in half)

Bring half of the water in a medium/large saucepan to boil.  In the mean time mix flour and the second half of water in a bowl.  Add flour mixture into the boiling water in pan and stir gently.  Bring to a second boil.  Remove from heat, add the sugar. Set aside to cool.  Once mixture is cooled and thickened it is ready for use.

Basic Glue Paper Mache

1/3 cup white glue
1/3 cup water
Newspaper

Mix glue and water. Tear newspaper into 1 by 4- to 6-inch strips. Brush the glue on, then put a paper strip. Smooth strip with fingers. Continue on laying down 3 to 4 layers of strips. Let dry for 2 to 3 days.

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PASTE

Bookbinder's Paste

  2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups water

Mix dry ingredients together.  Slowly add water, stirring out any lumps.  Cook in a double broiler over low heat, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat when paste begins to thicken; it will thicken more as it cools.  Keep covered and thin with water when necessary.

Classroom Paste

1 cup wheat flour (not self rising)
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold water
4 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon alum
1/2 tsp oil of wintergreen


Mix flour and sugar in a saucepan.  Gradually stir in cold water to make a paste.  Slowly Stir in boiling water.  Bring to a second boil and stir until mixture is thick and clear.  Remove from heat and mix in alum and oil of wintergreen. 

Colored Salt Paste

2 parts salt
1 part flour
powdered paint
water

Mix salt and flour.  Add powdered Paint. Gradually stir in enough water to make a smooth, heavy paste.  Store in an airtight container. This mixture can be used like regular past.

Crepe Paper Paste

crepe paper
flour

water

salt

Cut or tear 2 tablespoons of crepe paper (single color).  The finer the paper is cut, the smoother the paste will be.  Add 1/2 tablespoon flour and 1/2 tablespoon salt with just enough water to make a paste.  Stir and squash the mixture until it is as smooth as possible.  Store in an airtight container.

Flour and Water Paste

This paste can be used for Paper-Mache projects. It is non-toxic, which is good for young children, and it will last for months if you keep it in the refrigerator.

1/2 cup flour
3 cups boiling water
3/4 cup cold water

Slowly pour cold water into flour and stir to make a paste. Pour paste into the boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook for 5 minutes or until the paste is thick and smooth. When cool, pour into a plastic squeeze-top container; label.

Thin Paste

 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup wheat flour (not self rising)
1/2 teaspoon alum
1 3/4 cups water
*1/4 teaspoon oil of cinnamon

In a medium sauce pan, mix together sugar, flour and alum.  Gradually add 1 cup water, stirring vigorously to break up lumps.  Boil until clear and smooth, stirring constantly.  Add remaining water and oil of cinnamon.  Stir until thoroughly mixed.

*You can also substitute the Oil of Cinnamon for 1/4 teaspoon Oil of Wintergreen.  Follow the same instructions.

Makes one pint.  How to use it?  Spread paste with a brush or tongue depressor.  Thin paste is stored in a jar for several months without refrigeration.

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