• 37 Amazing Uses Of Cornstarch

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    Cornstarch usually comes out of the pantry only when you're cooking — it's a great way to thicken soups, stocks and sauces. But that's not all it's uses.  It has many more uses then that…thanks to this great article you will be seeing cornstarch in whole new way.

    Corn starch is a very fine white powder and is one of the most versatile natural substances out there. It is inexpensive and well worth the investment of a few minutes to learn about!

    Up until around 1850, corn starch was primarily used to starch laundry. It is most commonly used these days as a culinary ingredient – often added to sauces as a thickener. It is also added to surgical gloves to make them non-stick. However, it also has a very wide array of other uses.

    Another surprising (and awesome) use of it nowadays is to make bioplastics (vegetable-based plastics) and if you have seen biodegradable plastic forks, it is likely they were made from corn starch. Whole Foods Market used to supply biodegradable plastic forks but seems to have switched back to regular “evil plastic” – does anyone know more about this seemingly retrograde step?

    17 Amazing Uses For Cornstarch

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    More Modern Uses:

    • Ornaments – to make your own, mix 1 cup cornstarch, 2 cup baking soda and 1 ½ cup water in a large saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until the mixture becomes thick. Remove from heat and cover with a damp cloth. When cooled to the touch knead until smooth. Roll out to ¼-inch thick, cut  and place on a baking sheet in a 250 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.  Paint.
    • Moon Sand – to make your own, mix ½ cup cornstarch and ¾ cup liquid starch over medium heat. Add 1 cup of fine sand and stir. Lay it out flat on a baking sheet and allow it to dry in the sun.
    • Watercolor Paints – to make your own, mix 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 2 tablespoons baking soda in a small bowl. When mixture stops foaming add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and ¼ teaspoon glycerin. Add food coloring to tint.

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