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Wacky Uses for
Gold Medal® Flour

  1. Make Play Dough. Add five drops McCormick Food Coloring to two cups water. Then add two cups Gold Medal Flour, one cup salt, one teaspoon cream of tartar, and two tablespoons vegetable oil. Mix well. Cook and stir over medium heat for three minutes (or until the mixture holds together). Turn onto board or cookie sheet and kneed to proper consistency. Store in an air tight container.
  2. Make glue. Mix Gold Medal Flour and water to a pancake-batter consistency for use on paper, light-weight fabric, and cardboard.
  3. Make papier-mâché. Mix one cup Gold Medal Flour with two-thirds cup water in a medium-size bowl to a thick-glue consistency. To thicken, add more flour. Cut newspaper strips approximately one to two inches in width. Dip each strip into the paste, gently pull it between your fingers to remove excess paste, and apply it to any object (an empty bottle, carton, or canister). Repeat until surface you want to cover (clay, cartons, bottles, or any disposable container makes a good base). Continue until the base is completely covered. Let dry, then decorate with poster paint. After the paint dries, coat with shellac.
  4. Clean white kid gloves. Rub Gold Medal Flour into the leather, then brush clean.
  5. Clean brass and copper. Mix equal parts Gold Medal Flour and Morton Salt, and add one teaspoon Heinz White Vinegar to make a paste. Spread a thick layer on the brass and let dry. Rinse and wipe off paste.
  6. Clean a deck of playing cards. Place the deck of cards into a paper bag, adding four tablespoons Gold Medal Flour, and shake briskly. Remove the cards from the bag and wipe clean.
  7. Repel ants. Fill cracks and make a line with Gold Medal Flour where ants enter. Ants will not cross through flour.
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