We use a lot of cornstarch in our cooking since regular flour is off limits in our house. But that’s certainly not all it’s good for!
There are lots of practical uses for cornstarch outside the kitchen.Starches have been used in various ways since 1000 BC, when wealthy ancient Egyptians used starch derived from various grains to make things like cosmetics and adhesives.
Ever wish you could add a little privacy to a window without having to hang blinds or curtains and therefore detract from your room’s great natural light?
This privacy window project is cheap, easy, and easily removable. Give it a try!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch or cornflour
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- Boiling water
- Fabric Scissors
Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup luke-warm water. Bring two cups of water to boil, then add the cornstarch mixture. Stir and let the paste cool. While the paste is cooling down, clean the windows and cut the strips of lace to fit.
Use a paintbrush to apply a thin layer of the cool paste to the glass. Press the lace strips against the glass and then cover them again with a thick layer of the cornstarch paste. If you’re using thin fabric instead of lace, press any air bubbles to the edges before applying the second layer of paste.
The whole job can be completed in less than an hour according to Annabel Vita. If you change your mind and want a clear window back, just wash with warm water and everything will come right off!
(image source; AnnabelVita.com)