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Homemade Glue or Paste

Readers of my blog by now have noticed that my posts are about recipes. Well this IS a recipe, just not an edible one. I suppose you could eat this glue if you wanted to; it contains tummy safe ingredients.

The girls and I have a pretty established routine during the day. After lunch Sasha lays down for a nap. I usually like to wait a little while after lunch before I lay her down, that way she doesn’t go to sleep with a full belly. Lately we have been reading a story, or coloring in the “in between” time. Last week we made a Valentine heart for Alex; Sasha just loved watching me cut out the heart and allowing her to color it. We did another art project today. I cut out three different size circles out of construction paper and stapled them together to assemble a snowman (I could not find the glue). She scribbled on the snowman a little bit and was having a great time, when I suddenly had a great idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to glue cotton balls on the snowman? Scotch tape really didn’t secure the cotton balls. So I whipped up a batch of homemade paste. I hope that someone will find this useful. Sasha LOVED the process of gluing the cotton balls to the snowman. Plus, when she licked her fingers I did not have to worry about what she was digesting.

Homemade Paste

1/2 c flour
1/2 c water

Mix well. This can be made in any amount you would like. Just use equal parts flour and water.

*It may require a splash more water to loosen the flour. The mixture should be goopy not runny.

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