5 Things to do with Flour

5 Things to do with flour, save a few bucks and even safe for the kids:


  • Clean Playing Cards: Put them in a plastic bag with a half-cup of flour.  Shake for a minute then remove cards and shuffle the deck a few times over the sink.
  • Unstick a Lid: Have a plastic lid that closes too tight?  Dip the container edge in flour to prevent sticking.
  • Clean Heavy White Fabrics: Spot clean white canvas, leather, faux leather, vinyl and even curtains by rubbing flour into the dirt lines, then brush clean.
  • Mix-up Some Glue: Whip up craft glue for kids by mixing 1 part flour with 3 parts water.  Boil and stir until it becomes a paste.  Then store in fridge.
  • Make Clay: Knead together 1 cup water, 3 cups flour and 1 tsp vegetable oil.  Add food coloring if you like.  To store, moisten and wrap it in plastic and put in the fridge.

Resources: Woman’s Day Magazine

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