Tools + Supplies How to Make Spray Starch

Published on March 7th, 2011 | by Julie Finn


How-to: Five Crafty Recipes that Use Cornstarch

cornstarch for laundry spray starchThe only problem with cooking with cornstarch is that you never use that much of it!

You need maybe a couple of tablespoons to thicken gravy.

You need three teaspoons, tops, for laundry spray starch.

I try not to over-use my resources, of course, but when I have a certain supply sitting around on my kitchen or crafting shelves for years at a time, then I start to look for more useful ways to incorporate it into my life.

It turns out that there are a million uses for cornstarch, and just because you know a few of them by no means makes you a cornstarch know-it-all. Check around and you’ll absolutely find a useful, natural, cornstarch-using recipe that you just have to try.

Here are five recipes to get you started:

cornstarch glueUse a lot of glue? Try substituting some of it, especially for children’s craft projects, with this cornstarch glue. It looks and acts like school paste, and keeps well in your refrigerator.

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

4 Responses to How-to: Five Crafty Recipes that Use Cornstarch

  1. Anonymous says:

    I tried making sidewalk chalk with my niece using plaster of paris. Unfortunately it never set. It was such a fun project though, I’ll try this one next!

  2. Pingback: Corn Starch Crafts | Homeschool Library of Links

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