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16 Surprising Uses for Flour

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DIY Play Dough

DIY and Crafts

1. Make Play Dough – Your kids will love helping you make your own play dough from scratch. The best part? They get to choose what colors they want to make!

2. Make Cloud Dough – Cloud dough has a very different consistency from play dough, and your kids are going to have a great time with this stuff. Like the name implies, it has a fluffy feel to it. But it’s also totally moldable. Like magic!

Related Reading: 25 Ways to Reuse Glass Jars

3. DIY Glue – Homemade glue isn’t for heavy duty projects, but for smaller craft projects, it’s a great alternative to the store-bought stuff.

4. DIY Spray Adhesive -  This spritz glue is great for when you want your adhesive to go on evenly with fewer ripples and bubbles.

5. Make Salt Dough – Think of this as DIY modeling clay. Scuplt, shape, bake, and you’ve got yourself a keepsake!

6. Natural Fabric Stiffener – You seamsters know that some sewing projects are a lot easier with fabric stiffener, but it usually comes in an aerosol spray bottle. Here’s an alternative!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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7:14AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Thank you

5:15PM PDT on Jun 17, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:39AM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

Some nice tips. Thanks.

1:57PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Thank you for tips.

5:02AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

Thank you

10:26AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

I was particularly interested in how to clean brass and copper, but I found the other uses of flour pretty interesting as well. The domestic cleaners in Wimbledon will soon learn how to deal with brass. You can find them at .

5:55AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Thank you.

8:36AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

thanks for the copper cleaning tip

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