How to Make Paper Padding Compound

Mixing your own paper padding compound allows you to create beautiful handmade paper crafts. You'll save money by making the paper padding compound yourself. Consider using it for a variety of projects, such as books of your child's art, professional and elegant wedding keepsakes or party favors. The finished padding compound will remain fresh in a sealed jar for several months, so you'll have plenty of time to explore the possibilities.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4 oz. unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tbsp. boiling water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. glycerin
  • Wide-mouth jar

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Step 1

Pour the gelatin into the boiling water. Use the whisk to stir the mixture until it has dissolved and no grains of powdered gelatin are visible.

Step 2

Add the vinegar and glycerin. Whisk for 1 minute or until thoroughly mixed.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into the storage jar. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before use.


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