Courtesy of Kay Crowley, Boomerville USA Houston, TX 7130370-1448
- 1 cup non-self-rising wheat flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup cold water
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1 tbsp powdered alum
- ½ tsp oil of cinnamon (optional)
- Combine flour and sugar in a large pot.
- Slowly stir in cold water to form a paste.
- Slowly add boiling water, stirring vigorously to bread up lumps.
- Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until thick and clear.
- Remove from heat and add alum.
- Stir until well mixed.
- Add oil of cinnamon if paste will not be used immediately.
- Makes about 1-½ qts.
- How to use it: classroom paste is a good all-purpose paste, especially appropriate for work with children.
- It is also excellent for papier-mache projects.
- Stored in a closely capped jar, this paste will keep for several weeks.
- It keeps longer than paper paste and is a little softer.
- If it gets too thick it can be thinned with hot water for easy spreading.