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1/2 c. Argo starch
1 qt. boiling water
1/2 c. Ivory flakes
1/4 c. talcum powder
Poster paint or food coloring


Soften starch in a small amount of cold water. Over medium-low heat, add boiling water stirring constantly until mixture bubbles up. Remove from heat, let cool somewhat and add Ivory flakes and powder. Stir until well mixed. Divide the portions and add different colorings. Use glazed shelf paper to paint. Wet on both sides with sponge. Turn glazed side up and smooth out bubbles before spreading on paint. Variations: 1. Beat warm water into Lux or Ivory flakes until the consistency desired; add paint or food coloring. 2. Add a drop of food coloring to aerosol shaving soap and "paint" on a cookie sheet. 3. Mix up instant pudding with water or milk and paint on cookie sheet.