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how do you make cornstarch packing peanuts? Answered

I want to make filigree beads with polymer clay and it says to use cornstarch peanuts as the core and then after baking dissolve the peanuts in water.  I know how to make cornstarch modeling clay but I don't think it would be the same ingredients.

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Kiteman (author)2012-03-18

Start with frozen corn and a blender...

LINK.

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dONTbEdICK (author)Kiteman2014-10-14

that doesnt make sense. cornstarch already exists why does this want you to start with actual corn.

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Kiteman (author)dONTbEdICK2014-10-14

So... you didn't read the link?

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alison528 (author)Kiteman2012-03-18

Thanks, I am going try this and it just so happens I bought some cheese cloth recently. Cool.

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kelseymh (author)2012-03-17

I don't think you're supposed to make them, but to purchase (or recycle) them.

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dONTbEdICK (author)kelseymh2014-10-14

wIm trying to understand what that means. Not supposed to make them...

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kellyk1143 (author)kelseymh2014-08-09

If you're an artist, you want to MAKE them. Besides, 'beads' doesn't always translate to 'round thing.' I, too, want the recipe.

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rickharris (author)2012-03-18

Well these people say this works - I don't honestly know

http://www.ehow.com/how_2330632_make-packing-peanuts.html


I would assume they should be aerated and would experiment with adding baking powder to the mix and perhaps a little vinegar to aerate

Alternatively you could turn to your favorite corn based snack food. Carefully pare the snacks into the round shape you need and use that.

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