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What are starch crafts?

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Cornstarch is a simple staple with pure ingredients that's present in almost every kitchen around the world.

It's made from corn kernels, most particularly the starchy part known as the endosperm. A lot of people use it to thicken soups, sauces, gravies, or for batters used in frying.

Aside from being useful in cooking, cornstarch is a flexible ingredient in crafts. There are a wide variety of homemade crafts and fun ideas to share with your family, kids, and friends. 

Here is a very likable cornstarch product that has a multitude of uses for crafting and for the home. It's more specialized for these purposes and not as a cooking aid.

1 (One) Pack Peal Starch 7.05oz

1 (One) Pack Peal Starch 7.05oz

This Peal cornstarch is great for arts and crafts: Use for your sewing projects, quilting, crochet, and other crafts like playdough and paper-mache.

Use to as your laundry starch that you just add the dry powder directly into your washing machine rinse cycle to starch a full load of fabric. Then simply throw in the dryer for a professional feel and finish.

Your ironing would also glide faster over your fabric with no drag on your iron while removing wrinkles on both sides at the same time. Your clothes would be wrinkle-free!

This one small pouch of Peal starch makes up to three gallons of liquid starch, and it has no scent at all.

Pros:
  • Convenient and easy to store
  • It barely has any smell and works so beautifully
  • Good quality and great price
  • Very easy to use
  • Great product
  • Multiple uses
  • The best kind to make slime and kinetic sand with
Cons:
  • It's not a good product for eating
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There are other cornstarch activities aside from making kinetic sand. It could also be used for other fun activities for kids.

Fluffy Slime - You could also make fluffy slime by using cornstarch. 

Just Pour 1/4 cup white school glue and a 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a bowl

Add 3 drops of food coloring of your choice

Mix it well

Knead it with your hands for about 10 minutes.

Heat it in the microwave for around20 seconds

Let it cool, then knead it for another 10 minutes

Your fluffy slime is ready to be used!

Here's an available fluffy slime from the National Geographic.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab - 4 Types of Amazing Slime For Girls & Boys Plus 4 Types of Putty Including Magnetic Putty, Fluffy Slime & Glow-in-the-Dark Putty

This mega slime and putty lab includes 8 fascinating varieties including premade Magnetic Putty, Fluffy Slime, Glow-in-the-Dark Putty, Liquid Slime, Color Changing Putty, Snotty Slime, Bouncing Putty, and 1 DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Slime Lab

It comes with storage tins and accessories for a complete lab kit. There is also a very helpful 16 page, full-color learning guide.

Made from quality-tested non-toxic formulas are 100% safe for kids and adults.

Pros:

  • It comes with a variety of slime and putty
  • There is a glow in the dark slime, and it comes with an LED flashlight that can instantly light up the slime
  • Great kit for all ages
  • The learning guide that is provided was very helpful
  • The clean-up is easy
  • Kids would want to explore with it some more
  • Awesome slime and putty kit

Cons:

  • It might contain toxic chemicals
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Moon Dough - To make a moon dough, you need to do the following.

Place the cornstarch in a large bowl

Mix in the hair conditioner with your hands and wait until it starts coming together and as it becomes very smooth. 

Add a drop or two of food coloring

You might need to add more conditioner as you go

Knead it as you come with the right consistency

Green Toys Dough 4 Pack Activity Set, Multi, 1 EA

Green Toys Dough 4 Pack Activity Set, Multi, 1 EA

This Green Toys Dough is made in the US and from organic flour. It has been manufactured in a food facility.

It's safe for kids since it's Phthalate and BPA free that meets FDA food contact standards. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials, and the packaging printed was with soy inks.

It also contains wheat.

Pros:

  • The dough could hold up well for more than 10 months with two toddlers playing almost daily
  • You just need to add water If it gets a little dry
  • The yellow seems to retain moisture better for some reason.
  • The containers are durable
  • The containers are easy to reform and still close tight
  • It is so soft and fluffy and easy for any toddler to mold
  • Safe
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • It could stain any clothing and hands it gets on, and it could be very crumbly to some
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