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Save money on cornstarch by using this thrift friendly alternative if you run out of it.  Use flour.  Just double the amount.


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Here are some ways to use cornstarch.


- Sprinkle it on your carpet before you vacuum to freshen your carpet.
- Rub it on your dog and then brush it out to freshen pet hair.
- Rub it on stuffed animals, and brush them clean.
- Make hobby paste for kids by mixing it with water, ratio 3:4.
- Make finger paint.  Bring 2 cups cold water and 1/4 cup cornstarch to a boil.  When
mixture thickens add food coloring.  Let cool.
- Remove grease spots from clothing with a soft cloth.
- Use it to polish silver. 
- Use it as an insecticide. Mix it with plaster of Paris 1:1.  Spread in infested areas.







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