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1/4 c. laundry starch
1/4 c. cold water
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1/4 c. Ivory Snow powder soap
1/2 + boric acid solution
4 sm. screw top jars, sm. baby food jars are good
2 tbsp. talcum powder, unscented
1 tbsp. poster paint to each drop of base OR
3/4 tbsp. powdered tempera OR Several drops of food coloring


1. Mix starch with the cold water to make a smooth paste. 2. Add boiling water, stirring vigorously to prevent lumps. 3. Cook over low heat until clear and thick, stirring constantly. 4. Remove from the stove and add the talcum powder. Stir until blended. 5. Add the soap powder and boric acid solution. Mix until thoroughly blended. 6. Pour into four 1/2 cup screw top jars. 7. Add coloring to each jar. Allow to cool. Makes 2 cups. Can be stored a long time if the lids remain tight.

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