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Craft Recipes 
for some *Beary* Sticky Stuff 
Glues, pastes.....

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~~Homemade Colored Glue~~
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!

~~Paper Paste~~
1/3 cup flour
2 tblsp. sugar
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. Oil of Cinnamon (optional)

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.

~~Flour Paste~~
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup water
Oil of peppermint or oil of wintergreen

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.

~~Cornstarch Paste~~
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 1 pint

~~Basic Waterproof Glue~~ 
6 tbsp water 
2 packets unflavored gelatin (1/2 oz.) 
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.

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