We were out of glue... again! And Miss 2 was adamant that she needed some to stick some paper scraps together. Alrighty then. I pulled out a recipe that I had been saving for such an occasion.
- 1 cup cornflour
- 1/2 cup cold water
- Boiling water
- Large bowl
We mixed the cornflour with the cold water until all the cornflour was dissolved... At this point we made a remarkable discovery... One cup of cornflour mixed with half a cup of water has an incredible texture. Does this have a name? Am I the last to know about it? It was dry and crumbly when manipulated fast and began to liquify when left alone for a while (My dad gave kind this of behavior a name which I can't remember and am not prepared to look up right now). Glue making went by the wayside and the mixture went in a tub for some sensory exploration.
Eventually we did finish making glue- by adding boiling water slowly while stirring until the mixture was glossy and had the texture of runny custard.
Food colouring added to the mixture makes a lovely thin and glossy paint. We stored it in the fridge in containers to use another day.