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Lesser-Known Ways to Use Cornstarch Around Your House

Take a peek into your kitchen cupboard, and you’ll likely find a carton of cornstarch. Cornstarch can be used for several different recipes, from cakes to batters and more. But, you might be surprised to learn that there are even more ways to use cornstarch – many of which you may have never considered! Check out this list of our 4 favorites, lesser-known ways to use cornstarch.

Make finger paint.

Keep children in your family entertained for hours with a simple, DIY finger paint created from 1/4 cup cornstarch and 2 cups cold water. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue boiling until the mixture becomes thick. Pour your product into several small containers and add food coloring to each container.

Freshen up carpets and rugs.

Giving your carpets and rugs a fresh scent works wonders for your apartment home. Before vacuuming a room or rug, sprinkle a little cornstarch on your carpeting. Wait about half an hour and then vacuum as you would normally.

Use it as a dry shampoo.

When you’re fresh out of dry shampoo, cornstarch can be applied to your roots to buy yourself more time between washings. This method also works on pets. If Fido needs a bath, but you don’t have time, rub cornstarch into his coat and brush it out.

Make your windows shine.

Create a streak-free window cleaning solution with 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 cup ammonia, and 1/2 cup white vinegar. Mix all three ingredients in a bucket containing 3-4 quarts (3-4 liters) warm water. Apply the solution to windows before wiping with a warm-water rinse and rubbing dry with a dry paper towel or lint-free cloth.

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