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What should I use as a substitute for milk in my upcoming prop? Answered

I'm planning on making a prop of Lon Lon Milk, from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The one problem I'm having is what I should use as a substitute for the milk? I want to use something that has the appearance of milk, but won't go bad/spoil. I'm also hoping to find something that is thick, and won't move around as much.

My first thought is to use wax of some sort, but I don't know how well that would turn out.

Does anybody else have any suggestions?


Coat the inside of the bottle with white paint? Then fill it with water to add weight?

My girlfriend had said the same thing. I'm not too crazy about coating the inside of the bottle, but thanks for the suggestion.

Watered-down emulsion paint, with a drop of disinfectant added?

I might look into this as well. It could work.


5 years ago

Food photographers use white PVA glue but that's only good for short durations.
Corn starch mixed in luke warm water is probably best for longer periods. You'll need to experiment with the proportions to get it looking right for your purposes.

U had considered the corn starch method. I'll try a test run at some point.