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Here's a pretty paper mache technique using an edible paste. You can play around with different sizes and shapes, but the recipe for the "glue" to make it all stick is the same. It's a fun activity for kids in the kitchen.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons Imperia Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup boiling water
- Small craft paper boxes or containers (available at craft stores)
- Scrapbook or colorful paper
- Small paint brush
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar and cup of cold water.
- Add 1 cup boiling water.
- Stir, then let the mixture cool down.
- While cooling, take scrapbook paper and cut out 1-inch circles (you can use circle punch, too) to make several to cover the entire container.
- "Paint" backs of paper circles with paper mache solution and glue circles in lines or designs onto the containers.
- Once dry, fill with tissue paper and a snack for a sweet and creative treat or gift. You can also use these pretty containers to decorate a room or hold odds and ends.
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