How To Make Wheat Paste
A quick and dirty wheat paste recipe
We get it. Sometimes doodles happen. Not everything comes with a sticky back. That's exactly where wheat paste comes in.
You can use it to paste something up that doesn't already have an adhesive; but it's also perfect for coating and already applied sticker. The wheat paste will add a protective, weatherproof layer to just about anything.
What You'll Need
3 Tbsp of wheat flour
- About 3/4 cups of water for boiling
A little bit of cool water, ready on the side
- 3-4 Tbsp of white sugar
- Bring the 3/4 cups of water to a boil in a sauce pan
- In a separate measuring cup, mix the 3 Tbsp of flour with enough of the cool water to make it pasty, but runny enough to pour
- Add the pasty cool water and flour mix to the boiling water in the sauce pan. You'll need to stir quite a bit, trying to break down any of the chunks. A whisk is ideal.
- When the paste looks thick, and perfectly smooth it's time to remove from heat.
- While the paste is still hot, add the 3-4 Tbsp of white sugar to help keep it sticky
- Let it cool, pour it into your favorite container for pasting and away we go!
Although we trust you didn't make a mess of the place, if you did, be sure to clean it up sooner than later; this stuff dries like cement. Be sure to have a decently sealed container when you go out to paste up your posters or slaps, this is some goop you don't want spilling in your paint bag.