How-to: Five Crafty Recipes that Use Cornstarch

How to Make Spray Starch

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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Written by Julie Finn

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, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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