How to Make DIY Liquid Starch for Your Kid's Craft Projects! by Kimberly Johnson

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7 years ago

How to Make DIY Liquid Starch for Your Kid's Craft Projects!

Liquid starch is used in a variety of craft projects, such as slime (get my recipe here), marbling paint, paper mache and bubbles. It's so easy to make!

You'll need: 

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 
  • 4 cups cold water, divided 
  • 2-3 drops fragrant essential oil or lemon juice (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Bring 3 3/4 cups water to a rolling boil. 
  2. While waiting for water to boil, mix cornstarch into 1/4 cup water. Stir constantly until cornstarch is completely dissolved. 
  3. Once water boils, slowly stir in cornstarch mixture. 
  4. If using essential oil or lemon juice, add to mixture and continue to stir for one minute. 
  5. Remove from heat and let cool.

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Cornstarch $3 - $38
Essential Oils $7 - $37
Lemon Juice $1 - $48

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Never try to make the liquid starch using this woman's recipe in the hope that you can make slime/gak bubbles at the end. You will waste your time and get very disappointed. It is stated here that the liquid starch cannot be made: . I wonder if she has tried herself. Please don't cheat people if you have not tried to make slime using your liquid starch recipe.
Kimberly Johnson
First, how would we be “cheating” people? I didn’t offer a product for sale. There are MANY different ways to make slime using MANY different combinations of ingredients and “activators.” Yes, we have used the recipes I shared. My kids however prefer to do any number of combinations and experiment in their own way now that they’re a bit older and more independent. We just tried to share a DIY option with ingredients people may have already had on hand.
I need liquid starch to make homemade paper compatible with writing, I didn't want to buy a whole bottle especially if it's this easy. Thank you, I can't wait to try!
Timothy Dill
This recipe does not provide the reaction with Elmer’s glue to make slime. However, if you add a couple of tablespoons of liquid dish soap it works great

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