File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 73

Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 08:37:58 EST
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wheat paste for papier mache

In a message dated 3/5/2006 12:13:16 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

That is  why we used Higgins' Vegetable Glue in the 1930s. I have not seen it 
in  decades unfortunately, but it made great papier mache and was worth the 
extra  cost since the resulting puppet heads were and still are bug-free. I 
wonder if  there is a similar product today? Any clues?


Common white library or school paste works fine, any non-food based  glue is 
   A commercial product called "WHEAT" paste may be based on  wheat, but so 
  removed chemically that bugs would never touch it, the only thing  that 
ever drew
 bugs were homemade flour and water type paste, that in many cases  would sour
 and mould before any bugs could grab it.
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