How to Make Paper Padding Compound

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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

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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