Take the felt tip out of
dried out markers with tweezers, drop them in some white glue and let set
overnight. Result: magnificent colored glue!
1/3 cup flour
2 tblsp. sugar
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. Oil of Cinnamon
Mix flour and sugar in saucepan.
Gradually add water. Cook over low heat until clear, stirring constantly.
Remove and add oil of cinnamon. Can be stored in an airtight container
for several weeks without refrigeration.
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup water
Oil of peppermint or oil
Mix the flour and water
together. Stir until paste has a creamy consistency.
Add a few drops of the
oil, as a preservative. This makes about a 1/2 pint.
3/4 cups water
2 tblsp. light karo syrup
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 cups water
Oil of wintergreen or
oil of peppermint
Mix 3/4 cup water, karo
syrup, and vinegar together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Mix the cornstarch with second 3/4 cup of water, and add slowly to the
boiling mixture. Stir constantly to avoid lumps. Let the mixture
stand overnight before use. If a few drops of the oil are added as
a preservative, this paste will be good for about 2 months. Makes
6 tbsp water
2 packets unflavored gelatin
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp glycerine
Bring water to a boil. Remove
from heat and stir in gelatin until it is dissolved. Add vinegar and
glycerin and stir well. Let the mixture cool slightly and pour into a jar
and seal tightly. To Use: This glue is best applied while warm. Apply
to surfaces using a brush. Glue will gel after a few days. To re-use, warm
by placing the jar in a pan of hot water. Good for binding leather to leather,
fabrics to cardboard, paper to paper.