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1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Non-self-rising flour
1/2 tsp. Powdered alum
1-3/4 cups Water
1/tsp. Oil of cinnamon (or Oil of wintergreen)
In a medium-sized pan, mix together sugar, flour and alum. Gradually add 1 cup water, stirring vigorously to break up lumps. Boil until clear and smooth stirring constantly. Add remaining water and oil of cinnamon. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Makes one pint. Spread paste with a brush. Thin Paste is an excellent adhesive for scrapbooks, collages, and Strip Papier-mâché'. This paste can be stored in a jar for several months without refrigeration.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|