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paper mache paste recipes


From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 05 2002 - 09:51:36 PDT

There are several recipes on this site:

Here is one from

1/2 cup non-self-rising wheat flour
1/4 cup powdered resin glue
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups hot water
4 drops oil of cinnamon

Mix flour and resin glue in a saucepan. Make a paste by adding 1/2 cup warm
water. Add hot water, stirring vigorously to prevent lumps. Cook over low
heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick, clear, and smooth. Add
oil of cinnamon.

And here is another :
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. In a bowl combine 2/3
cup flour with 2 cups cold water. Add the cold mixture to the boiling water
in the pot. Return to boiling stirring continuously. Remove from heat and
stir in 2 tbsp. sugar. Mixture will thicken as it cools. When it is cool it
is ready.

I personally used kid safe wall paper paste - Bunki uses flour and water
with great success. Maybe send her a personal email
( asking the proportions she uses (Be sure to put
to Bunki in the subject line)