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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

Instructions

  1. Bring the 3/4 cups of water to a boil in a sauce pan
  2. 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
  3. 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.  
  4. When the paste looks thick, and perfectly smooth it's time to remove from heat.  
  5. While the paste is still hot, add the 3-4 Tbsp of white sugar to help keep it sticky
  6. 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.  

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