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What is the recipe for paper mache "glue"?

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Asked by MChildressDem at 9:01 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 2 cups cold water in a bowl. Add this mixture to a saucepan of 2 cups boiling water and bring it to a boil again. Remove from the heat and stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar. Let it cool; it will thicken as it cools. Once it does, it's ready to use

    Answer by jmgblair10 at 9:03 PM on Mar. 20, 2011


    There are 3 options on here.....


    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:04 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Make paper mache paste (there are many different options):
    OPTION 1: 3/4 white glue to 1/4 water (or if using a good, thick glue, like elmers you can do 1/2 and 1/2)
    OPTION 2: COOK METHOD: 1 part flour to 5 parts water... boil about 3 minutes and let cool (my favorite! it's the cheapest method and is nice and smooth)
    OPTION 3: 1 part flour to 1 part water. Stir together.

    Answer by vbruno at 9:15 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I just did a runny flour and water mix, and it worked fine. I didn't heat it or anything.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:20 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • flour and water is the one I remember.

    Answer by luvschocolate at 11:52 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • have you checked online there are alot of good recipes for it

    Answer by miranda2011 at 9:38 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I remember doing this back in grade school and all we did was use flour and water.

    Answer by mlgrob57 at 1:08 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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