Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Works a treat for paper mache, just use paint brushes to get it on! We usually add a bit of food coloring so that we can see where we have painted it on.
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup cornstarch (in UK and Europe) or 1⁄2 cup cornflour (in UK and Europe)
- 3⁄4 cup cold water
- Mix water, sugar, and vinegar in small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil.
- Separate bowl: mix cornstarch and cold water.
- Water mix to VERY LOW heat.
- Add cornstarch mixture slowly to first mixture. Stir CONSTANTLY For about 2 minutes (keep an eye on it -- you know how corn starch is).
- Take off heat and let cool. Ready to use warm for paper mache but let sit til cool if using in glue bottle etc -- .
This is the only recipe I've ever tried, so I have nothing to compare to. Easy to make, it goes on easy, cleans easy. It is not incredibly sticky, but I kind of like that for the kids. I make this often!
Quick and easy and worked great for my son's last minute paper mache project!
I hadn't made paper mache` since I was really young, so this was a lot of fun. The consistency was quite a bit thicker than I remembered, but it works for my project. I added a little bit of food coloring so that I would be able to see where I put it. I used this to make little newspaper seedling pots. Just cut 2" strips of newspaper and wrap them around a dowel, then let them sit overnight to dry. Voila! Free seedling pots! Much better than the plastic ones you get from the store, plus you can just plant them right in the ground when they're ready. Thanks for posting this MSR.